The Toronto man charged with sexually assaulting two women at knifepoint inside their north Toronto home appeared in court on Thursday and saw his bail hearing put over until Nov. 22.

The details of Alaa Ali Hejazi’s court appearance are under a publication ban.

“He’s holding up as well as can be expected. This came as a complete shock to both my client and his family,” his lawyer Jordan Weisz  told reporters.

Hejazi, 20, who his lawyer said was enrolled at a university and has never been in trouble with the law, surrendered to police early Wednesday morning.

Police allege the accused knocked on the front door of a home near Lawrence Avenue and Avenue Road around 10 a.m. Monday, posing as a newspaper salesman. When one of the victims answered, it’s alleged he forced his way inside with a knife, and sexually assaulted the sisters, aged 25 and 30.  

During an ensuing struggle, police say Hejazi suffered a wound to the torso. Both women were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries and have since been released.

The attack appears to be random, police have said.

Hejazi’s mother drove him to the police station where he surrendered. Their home, where Hejazi lives with two younger sisters, was sealed off as police continue their investigation.

Hejazi was charged with two counts of forcible confinement, break-and-enter commit, two counts of threatening bodily harm, two counts of sexual assault with a weapon, two counts of robbery, two counts of threatening death, and possession of property obtained by crime.

With files from Shawne McKeown and Michael Talbot