Woman dead, another seriously injured after stabbing at Toronto subway station

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A woman is dead and another has serious injuries after a stabbing at a Toronto subway station Thursday afternoon, officials say.

A man was arrested in relation to the incident.

Toronto police said emergency crews were called just after 2 p.m. to High Park Station, which is near High Park Avenue and Bloor Street West.

Police said they responded to the eastbound platform amid reports a person had assaulted and possibly stabbed multiple people.

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Two people were located with stab wounds and were rushed to hospital, police said.

Paramedics said one of the victims had critical injuries while the second victim was reported to be in serious condition. Both victims were women, paramedics added.

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Police later said one of victims had died while the other had serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers said there is no further threat to the public and added that High Park Station would be closed while police investigate.

Police responded to High Park Station just after 2 p.m. Thursday. Corey Manuel / Global News

In a statement, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) said its thoughts are “with the victims and their families, friends and loved ones at this difficult time.”

“TTC CEO Rick Leary spoke to Toronto Police Chief James Ramer this afternoon and, as always, offered our full support as his officers investigate,” the statement read.

The TTC said the safety of its customers and employees is “paramount to all the TTC does.”

“At this time, the TTC doesn’t have specifics about this incident and TPS continues to investigate,” the statement read.

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The TTC said additional special constables and uniformed staff will be placed in the system to “reassure customers travelling this afternoon.”

In a statement, Toronto Mayor John Tory said he was “shocked to hear” about the fatal stabbing.

“We can never accept acts of violence of this kind happening anywhere in our city,” he said. “My thoughts are with the family and friends of the woman who has lost her life. We hope for the quick recovery of another woman who is in hospital with injuries.”

Tory said the transit system should “always be a safe place for everyone at all times.”

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“We will simply have to sit down again with the TTC and police officials to see what more we can do to ensure the safety of TTC passengers beyond the many measures the TTC has put in place,” Tory continued.

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