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Man killed in stabbing inside Scarborough building

Last Updated Jan 14, 2021 at 10:26 am EST

Police tape off an exit of a building after a man was fatally stabbed on Jan. 13, 2021. CITYNEWS/Sean Toussaint

A 25-year-old man is dead after a stabbing Wednesday evening in a building in Scarborough.

Toronto police were called to a residential building at Eglinton and Midland avenues just after 5 p.m. for reports of a stabbing.

When officers arrived, they found citizens performing CPR on the victim.

Police said the man had been stabbed multiple times in the back and neck. He was rushed to a trauma centre in critical condition but died of his injuries in hospital.

“It appears as though, at this time, the suspect and the victim had some sort of relationship,” Duty Insp. Michael Williams explained.

“We’re not entirely sure of the nature of it yet, but it does appear to be a targeted attack.”

Police have identified the victim as Mohamed Jeylani, of Minnesota.

The suspect is described as a man, 5’11”, 20-25 years of age, with a thin build and long dark hair, wearing all black clothing and black bubble jacket.

He was last seen leaving the building and heading on foot eastbound on Eglinton. Police say he is considered armed, violent and dangerous.

Police are asking anyone in who may have surveillance video of the area at the time of the incident to contact investigators.

The Homicide Unit are taking over the investigation.