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Man killed in downtown Toronto stabbing following fight, police say

Toronto police are investigating after a man died following a stabbing on Thursday.
Toronto police are investigating after a man died following a stabbing on Thursday. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Toronto police say a man has died after being stabbed downtown following a fight.

Emergency crews were called to Ontario Street and Wellesley Street East shortly after 11:30 p.m. Thursday for reports of a stabbing.

Police said there were three people fighting and one man was on the ground unresponsive.

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Investigators said the man was stabbed and rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition. The man later died from his injuries, police said.

The victim has been identified as 30-year-old Stephon Anton Knights-Roberts, of Toronto.

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Police said a suspect fled the scene.

Homicide investigators have been called in to take over the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide unit at 416-808-7400.