Man charged after alleged break-in and stabbing in downtown Toronto

A Toronto Police Service cruiser.
A Toronto Police Service cruiser. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

TORONTO – A Toronto man is facing six charges after an alleged early-morning break-in and attack on a woman.

Police allege the man broke into an apartment in the downtown core at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and woke up a 57-year-old woman who was sleeping inside.

They allege the man demanded money, then forced her to go outside with the idea of making her withdraw more from the bank.

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Once outside, police say the woman called for help and the man stabbed her.

They say the suspect fled the scene, but was caught a short time later.

The 39-year-old man is now facing charges that include one count each of aggravated assault, forcible confinement and break and enter.

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