A MAN wanted for the brutal knifing of a mother of two kids during a home invasion was arrested yesterday shortly after he arrived home -- turned in by his mother. Jason David Paulson, 26, has been charged with robbery, attempted murder and forcible confinement after warrants were issued for his arrest.
His mother called police after he walked into the Amberdale Dr. house, near Brimorton Dr. and Brimley Rd., around 4:30 p.m.
The man's mom and the landlord got out of the house and waited for police to arrive.
Toronto emergency task force officers entered the home and arrested the suspect without incident.
WOMAN 'IS VERY UPSET'
"She did the right thing, making sure the streets are safe," said holdup squad Det. Ron Clifford. "You can tell the mother is very upset. The community here is going to feel and sleep better."
The drama began Thursday morning when a man forced his way into the victim's house on Amberdale after she answered a knock at the door.
Police said they believe the bandit waited until her husband left the house.
VICTIM STABBED 4 TIMES
The woman was bound with duct tape and stabbed four times while her attacker allegedly demanded details about her bank card.
She was left bleeding as the man took the card and some cash. Despite severe injuries to the neck, back and legs, the woman was able to call 911.
Police said the victim's condition has improved following surgery and she was listed as being in serious but stable condition.
Detectives are trying to determine why Paulson returned home when warrants were out for his arrest.
"Maybe he had no place to stay; maybe he's confused," Clifford said. "We have no idea at this stage."
He said the house was secured under police guard as a detectives applied for a search warrant to comb the home.
"We're hoping to retrieve some evidence in relation to this, like the bank card," said Clifford.
Area resident Bob Kotoris said the neighbourhood is relieved an arrest has been made.
"People were afraid to come out of their houses (Thursday) night," said Kotoris.
"Everybody was telling each other to make sure they locked the doors," he said.