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Toronto man charged over crossbow triple murder

Police stand at a crime scene in front of a house where three people have died in an incident involving a crossbow. Image copyright Getty Images

Toronto police have charged a 35-year-old man after three people were found dead in a suspected crossbow attack.

Brett Ryan was arrested on Thursday and charged with three counts of first-degree murder.

Police had responded to reports of a stabbing in Scarborough, a suburban area east of the city's downtown area, when they found the three victims.

The injuries appeared to have been caused by a crossbow bolt, which was found near the victims.

All three victims, two men and a woman, sustained life-threatening injuries and died at the scene, police said.

Authorities have not released the victims' identities pending notification of family.

Hours later, authorities evacuated a Toronto building due to a suspicious package.

Police said the two incidents were connected, but gave no further details.

Mr Ryan is expected to appear in court on Friday.

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