TORONTO — A man was taken to hospital in serious condition Tuesday after being stabbed near Toronto’s financial district, a city spokeswoman said.
A video of the incident was posted on social media, showing blood spattered on the street.
“It appears that there was a confrontation between two people,” said Toronto Police spokeswoman Meaghan Gray.
Police said a man was walking near Bay Street and Queen Street West at about 9 a.m. when he was stabbed.
The attacker ran off on foot. No suspect information was immediately available.
“It appears there was a confrontation between two people,” said Toronto Police spokeswoman Meaghan Gray.
Some witnesses said the attack was unprovoked.
“It was an unprovoked attack on me,” told CBC News. “I saw three men standing in front of me, and after a few minutes I heard somebody said something, and I turned around and I saw this young guy, about 20 years old, just walk right over and stab this man and then run away.”
He said it looked like the victim was trying to avoid the attacker.
“From what I can tell, it was just somebody walking down the street,” he said. “He literally stood there and tried to move away and the guy came over and stabbed him.”
Toronto police were on the scene by about 10 a.m. and closed off the road. They told the CBC that a senior police official had received a detailed description of the attacker.