John Hoang surrenders
Suspect in Toronto road rage surrenders
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 | 10:18 AM ET
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A man wanted in connection with a stabbing Monday in Scarborough, which police believe was a case of road rage, has turned himself in.
John Hoang, 28, surrendered to Toronto police on Tuesday morning and has been charged with aggravated assault.
Police began looking for him after an altercation between two drivers on Monday morning .
According to police, Hoang and another man got into some sort of dispute on Highway 401, and both left the highway at the Neilson Road exit.
“Subsequently one of the two drivers was stabbed a number of times by the other driver,” Staff Sgt. Peter Dolamore said Monday.
Thurainayagam Gunanayagam, a 35-year-old father of two, was rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital where he was treated for five stab wounds. He was listed in stable condition.
“It’s ridiculous. I just can’t see how someone would go to this extent over what appears to be a minor incident on the highway.” said Det. Mark Niezen
According to police, the incident unfolded this way:
Two men were on the highway in separate vehicles just after 7 a.m.
One followed the other to the area of Neilson and Wickson Trail, north of the highway, where they exchanged words.
A car window was smashed and the victim ended up with stab wounds to the upper body.
Despite his wounds, Gunanayagam made his way home to an apartment building on nearby McLevin Avenue and knocked on the door of the superintendent, Princely Soundranayagam.
“I checked him and he was bleeding, so I asked my daughter to call police,” Soundranayagam told CBC News.
He took the injured man to the lobby to wait for help and applied pressure to his wounds to reduce the bleeding, he said.
Gunanayagam was able to describe the other car as a red Honda and gave him a licence number, he said, “so I was able to pass it to police.”
Hoang was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.