Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Five-Year-Old Boy in Brampton, Ont

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Five-Year-Old Boy in Brampton, Ont

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Man charged with attempted murder of boy, 5

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BRAMPTON, Ont. - A 28-year-old man is charged with attempted murder and a young boy is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after disappearing from his home northwest of Toronto overnight, police said Thursday.

Peel regional police said the five-year-old was found unconscious Thursday morning near a set of train tracks in Brampton, Ont., and taken to hospital with unspecified injuries.

Dyon Smart of Brampton was arrested shortly after and is "known to the family" of the boy, Const. Harinder Sohi said.

Smart also is charged with aggravated assault, failing to comply with recognizance and breach of a probation order.

Const. Sarah Patten said Smart has a "previous criminal history," but she could not confirm the specifics. …

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