Peel regional police say they’re investigating after a man was brutally beaten and hacked at with axes and a machete in broad daylight on his Brampton driveway last Thursday.
Police say it was a targeted attack and there is no threat to public safety.
CityNews has confirmed that the victim is local Punjabi host with Fateh Radio, Joti Singh Mann.
It’s not clear at this point why he was targeted.
Police say they were called to the area of Hurontario Street and Mayfield Road in Brampton at 8:16 a.m. on August, 4.
“Police attended the area and located a male adult suffering from serious injuries who was taken to a trauma centre,” police said in a statement. “He is in non life-threatening condition. The investigation is ongoing.”
Video of the brazen attack was captured by a surveillance camera. It shows Mann getting into a white Jeep and closing the door when a person dressed in black wearing a surgical mask suddenly shatters his driver’s seat window with an axe.
Mann appears to open the door, trying to fend off the attacker with kicks, but two more suspects, also wearing black with their faces concealed, soon join the fray.
They pull him out of the vehicle by his leg and begin mercilessly hacking at him with axes and a machete.
The besieged radio host desperately tries to flee, but his attackers cling to him and continue to deliver blows with their respective weapons.
The struggle ensues and Mann ends up on the ground at the bottom on the driveway as the three suspects continue to brutalize him.
The savage attack only ends when a female neighbour runs out to help. As the assailants run off she throws a shoe at them.
OMNI has obtained images of Mann in the aftermath of the attack. Pictures from the scene show him being helped as he bleeds heavily from various wounds. Posted by JR