Man in critical condition after stabbing outside downtown Toronto residential building

The stabbing happened on Bleecker Street just before 7:45 p.m. on Friday. Andrew Collins / Global News

A man is in life-threatening condition after a stabbing in downtown Toronto Friday evening, officials say.

Emergency crews were called to a residential building on Bleecker Street, east of Sherbourne Street and Wellesley Street East, just before 7:45 p.m.

A Toronto police spokesperson told Global News the man was stabbed in the abdomen by what is believed to be a lone suspect.

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The circumstances leading up to the stabbing weren’t clear as of Friday evening.

A spokesperson for Toronto Paramedics said the patient was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Meanwhile, anyone with information was asked to call police at 416-808-5100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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