23-year-old wanted after allegedly stabbing teen, then attacking taxi driver

Aug 15 2019, 11:26 am

The Toronto Police Service (TPS) is alerting the public of  23-year-old Dazel Dacosta Henry, a man wanted in two alleged assaults.

According to a news release, both incidents occurred on Monday, August 12, in the early hours of the morning.

Police say that at approximately 1:25 am, Henry approached an “unsuspecting victim” in the area of Duncanwoods Drive and Islington Avenue.

He then reportedly stabbed a 19-year-old male in the shoulder and back before fleeing.

Shortly after, at approximately 2:20 am, Henry asked a taxi to take him to a handful of locations.

He allegedly struck the taxi driver, a 56-year-old male, in the face with a gas can before running off. This incident took place in the area of Riverside Drive and Islington Avenue.

Henry is now wanted for aggravated assault, possession of a weapon, two counts of assault with a weapon, mischief and temper with property, and fraudulently obtaining transportation.

Police describe him as being 6’11”, with black hair and black eyes.

Anyone who sees Henry is advised not to approach him but to call 9-1-1. Those with further information can contact the police at 416-808-3100, or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS.