Nicole MacDonald was browsing her BlackBerry, waiting for the streetcar at Broadview and Danforth Aves., when she felt a strange man’s arms wrap around her from behind, as if to give her a hug. Before the 26-year-old realized what was happening Tuesday night, the man plunged a 5-inch blade into her stomach. She had never seen him before. It was a random attack.
“He came up behind me, and ... then he stabbed me three or so times,” she said yesterday.
Detectives revealed the man charged with attempted murder in the incident, 47-year-old Samad Dabiri, had been convicted of an “eerily similar” offence five years earlier.