August 13, 2019 8:31 am
Updated: August 13, 2019 1:49 pm

Man in critical condition after altercation at Scarborough plaza

WATCH ABOVE: Toronto police say a 44-year-old man has been arrested for assault after an altercation at a Scarborough plaza Tuesday morning. Catherine McDonald with more from the scene.

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Toronto police and paramedics say a man has been taken to a local hospital in critical condition after an altercation at a plaza in Scarborough.

Police said the man got into an altercation with another man after having a panic attack.

Paramedics said they received a call to the Eglinton Avenue East and Markham Road area at around 6:30 a.m.

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Duty Insp. Jim Gotell said that the victim had told his wife that he had been assaulted inside a clinic at the plaza.

“He experienced difficulty with his breathing,” Gotell said. “We consider his injuries to be life-threatening at this time.”

Investigators said a 44-year-old man has been arrested for assault.

Officers are on the scene investigating.

-With files from Oriena Vuong and John Hanley

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