World Deadly stabbing at erotic massage parlor was 'incel' inspired terrorism, Toronto police say The year-old suspect, already charged with murder and attempted murder, now faces terror charges in the February stabbing.
The year-old suspect, who has not been identified because of his age, has already been charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the Feb. Those charges were updated Tuesday to include terrorist activity, the statement said.
Incels — or involuntary celibates — are known to promote a misogynistic ideology, often through online message boards. A van attack in Toronto two years ago that left 10 people dead also appears to have been carried out by a man who promoted incel beliefs.
The suspect in that attack, Alek Minassianallegedly admitted to police that his actions were in retribution for years of sexual rejection, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported. An earlier statement about the massage parlor stabbing said the incident occurred shortly before 1 p.
A police official confirmed the alleged attack was carried out at Crown Spa, an erotic massage parlor. Authorities found the body of Ashley Noelle Arzaga, 24, inside the spa.
She was meswage dead at the scene. A man and woman with multiple stab wounds were also found outside the massage parlor, police said.
He was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday. The Canadian news site Global News reported that the case was the first time terrorism charges had been filed in the country in connection with alleged incel-related crime.