Toronto police have issued a warning over an apparent unprovoked stabbing on a subway train near the Davisville subway station Wednesday night, Feb. 27 at about 10:20 p.m.
According to police, a man was approaching passengers and making them uncomfortable on the subway. He approached the victim and stabbed him in the neck.
“It seems to be an unprovoked attack,” said Toronto police Const. Tony Vella. “The suspect was approaching people on the train, then he approached the victim and stabbed him.”
The train was stopped at Davisville due to a passenger assistance alarm being activated and the suspect fled the area. The victim was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Vella said earlier reports that the victim confronted the suspect and asked him to stop bothering passengers before being stabbed were false.
Police are looking for help in identifying the suspect, and Vella said images captured on TTC security cameras should help.
“We have security camera footage and in one of the photos, the suspect is carrying a knife,” he said.
The suspect is described as black, 30 to 32, 6’ to 6’2” with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a black toque, black pants, a black jacket with a hoodie and carrying a white plastic bag. The hoodie appeared to have images of playing cards on the front.
The public is asked to contact police with any information but is warned against approaching the suspect as he is considered armed and dangerous.
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