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American man dead after stabbing in Toronto, marking city’s 1st homicide of 2021

A photo of the victim, 25-year-old Mohamed Jeylani, from Minnesota, U.S. Handout / Toronto Police

A man from the United States has died after a stabbing in east-end Toronto Wednesday afternoon, officials say.

Emergency crews were called to an apartment building on Eglinton Avenue East, just west of Midland Avenue, at around 5:10 p.m.

Toronto Paramedics took the victim to a hospital in serious condition. Officials said the man’s condition worsened on the way to the hospital where he later died.

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Investigators have identified the victim as 25-year-old Mohamed Jeylani from Minnesota, U.S.

Police said officers were searching for a man believed to be about 20 to 25 years old, five-feet-eleven inches tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded top and light-coloured pants at the time of the stabbing.

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Anyone with information was asked to call police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

This is Toronto’s first homicide of 2021.

The stabbing happened at a Eglinton Avenue East property Wednesday afternoon. Max Trotta / Global News

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