Police say a Toronto man is wanted on assault charges after a 16-year-old girl was stabbed in the neck and her mother suffered trauma-related injuries.
Toronto police and paramedics were called to a property on Trudelle Street, near McCowan Road and Eglinton Avenue East, at around 6 p.m. on Friday.
The girl was taken to the Hospital for Sick Children with critical injuries after being stabbed in the neck.
Police said a 37-year-old woman was taken to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Paramedics said the woman suffered from blunt-force trauma to her head.
When asked what happened during a news conference Friday evening, Det. Jason Hillier said officers are still trying to determine what happened.
“That’s the million-dollar question right now,” he said.
“It sounds like there was an attack in an apartment that led to some good neighbours hearing what was going on and calling 911.”
Toronto Paramedics previously said another child also sustained injuries, but police said they weren’t transported to hospital.
In an update released early Saturday morning, police said the girl was in serious condition while her mother’s condition stabilized.
Rajkumar was described by police as being five-foot-11 and weighing approximately 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red shirt with a white zip-up jacket.
Officers said he is believed to be driving a grey 2009 Toyota Tundra with the Ontario plate AJ 21674. They encouraged anyone who sees Rajkumar or the truck to call 911 immediately.
“He is to be treated as armed and dangerous,” the statement said.