Toronto police are in the early stages of an investigation after a man was reportedly assaulted by someone who hurled racial slurs at him.
Officers received reports that a man had assaulted someone and uttered racial slurs. Toronto paramedics said a man was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Toronto police told Global News that the suspect had used anti-Asian slurs. They said that, although a knife was reportedly involved, early signs suggest the incident would be considered aggravated assault.
Police said the suspect was around five-foot-eight in height with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a white hoodie and jeans.
Investigators had not been assigned to the case as of 9 p.m. on Friday evening, but police said it would likely be investigated as hate-motivated.