TORONTO -- A man who was in the process of being fired Wednesday went on a wild stabbing spree that sent four people to hospital, one with life-threatening injuries.
Chuang "Ray" Li, 47, of Mississauga, Ont., is slated to appear in court on 11 charges, including three counts of attempted murder and several counts of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.
Police said a man was being fired when he allegedly attacked managers at Dayforce HCM, a human resources technology company which is part of Ceridian.
A neighbour of Li's described him as a "polite" and "ordinary" family man.
"He seemed like a polite guy," William Sidora said of Li. "He would walk up and down the street. He'd walk his dog or ride his bike or jog around the neighbourhood."
Sidora said he and his family had little contact with Li -- known as "Ray" -- other than exchanging the occasional greeting.
Li and his family, a wife and teenage daughter, have lived in the neighbourhood west of Toronto for a decade, he said.
Sidora, meanwhile, described Li as a normal guy who "never did anything out of the ordinary," adding he would never expect him to be involved in such an incident.