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Police seek to identify suspect after stabbing in Toronto leaves 1 man injured

Toronto police are seeking to identify a suspect wanted in connection with a stabbing investigation. Toronto Police / Provided

Police are seeking to identify a suspect after a stabbing left one man with life-threatening injuries in Toronto.

In a tweet Friday, police said officers received reports of a stabbing in the Beverley Street and Dundas Street West area.

Police said a man was located suffering from a stab wound and was taken to hospital.

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Toronto paramedics said the call came in at around 8 p.m.

Officers said he was in potentially life-threatening condition.

In a press release, Toronto police said two men were involved in a “verbal altercation.”

“During the altercation, the suspect retrieved a knife from his apartment and stabbed the man in the chest,” the release reads.

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Officers said the suspect then fled the scene.

Police are now searching for a man around five feet, eight inches tall with a thin build, as well as long, red hair worn in a ponytail and a long red beard.

Officers said the man was seen wearing a backward black hat, a brown camo jacket, white or cream button-up shirt, black shoes with white soles and was carrying a backpack.

“The suspect is believed to be in possession of a large kitchen knife and is considered to be armed and dangerous,” the release said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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