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Man dies after assault near Bathurst and St. Clair

Last Updated Feb 27, 2018 at 5:24 am EDT

Police block off a section of Bathurst Street after an assault turned fatal on Feb. 27, 2018. CITYNEWS/Bert Dandy

The Toronto police homicide unit is investigating a fatal assault in the Bathurst Street and St. Clair Avenue area.

Emergency crews were called to the area of Nina Street and Bathurst just after midnight for reports of one man assaulting another.

When police arrived on scene they found the victim lying on the ground.

Paramedics said the victim, who appeared to be in his 60s, was rushed to a trauma unit with critical injuries. He later died in hospital.

The suspect, who fled the scene before officers arrived, is described as a man in his 40s, white, with a goatee. He was wearing a black jacket and a blue hooded top.