The Toronto police have requested the public’s assistance identifying a man wanted in connection to a stabbing that took place near Yonge-Dundas Square on Monday, close to where large crowds were gathered to watch the Raptors championship parade.
Officers were called to the area of Yonge and Dundas streets around 2 pm on Monday, after receiving reports of a stabbing in the area, according to police.
Police say a man approached a group of men on the street and an altercation occurred. The man then produced a knife and stabbed three men and a boy. The suspect then fled the area.
The four people stabbed were taken to hospital and are in serious condition.
Prior to this, the overflow of crowds from Nathan Phillip Square was encouraged to go to Yonge-Dundas Square to watch the festivities on viewing screens, so large crowds had formed in the area. However, police have not confirmed if the stabbing is connected to the parade.
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The suspect is described as mid-20, with a medium build. He was wearing a black sweater with a red and yellow design, black pants, and a black head covering.
Police say he is believed to be armed, violent, and dangerous. If he is located, do not approach. Call 9-1-1 immediately.
There were many people on the street at this time. Investigators urge anyone who witnessed the attack, has video or dashboard camera images to contact police.
Police have released security images of the suspect.