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Toronto police say the charges against one of two teens arrested in connection with a series of stabbings at a Halloween party have been upgraded to second-degree murder after a young man died of his injuries.

Investigators say the incident happened shortly before midnight on Thursday, after a 19-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl were denied entry to a party at the frat house in downtown Toronto.

Police say the man had already been inside the party, but was kicked out after getting into an altercation and allegedly producing a knife.

They allege the man became enraged when he was denied re-entry, and started randomly attacking others in line for the party.

Five people were hurt in the attack, including a man identified as 19-year-old Firdous Nabizada, who has since died in hospital.

Both teens were initially charged with one count each of attempted murder and possession of a dangerous weapon, and three counts each of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

The charges against the girl remain unchanged, but police say the attempted murder charge against Jacob Alves has been upgraded to second-degree murder.

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