August 25, 2013 7:40 am
Updated: August 25, 2013 12:03 pm

Elderly woman’s nose severed in daylight attack in downtown Toronto

A file photo of a Toronto police cruiser.

Jeremy Cohn / File / Global News
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TORONTO – Toronto police say an elderly woman had her nose severed off when she was attacked in the downtown core.

Police say the woman was on her way home yesterday afternoon around two o’clock when she was approached by man after she got off a streetcar near Yonge and Dundas.

They say the woman was on an elevator in Dundas Square when the man suddenly attacked, cutting off her nose.

Police say the man then fled, and that they’re still looking for him.

There’s been no word on a possible motive for the disturbing incident, or on the woman’s current condition.

The suspect is described only as being 40 to 60 years old, and five-foot-six to five-foot-eight inches tall.

With files from Global News

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