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Man seriously injured in stabbing at Eglinton and Richardson

Last Updated Jun 28, 2021 at 10:56 pm EDT

Police on scene of a stabbing at Eglinton and Richardson avenues on June 28, 2021. CITYNEWS/Sean Toussaint

A man in his early 60s is in serious condition after being stabbed in the city’s west end on Monday night.

Emergency crews were called to the area of Eglinton Avenue West and Richardson Avenue, east of Keele just after 8:30 p.m. for reports of two men fighting.

Police say one of the men was stabbed at least 6 times in the upper body. He was rushed by ambulance to hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries. His condition was later upgraded to critical.

“There was apparently some sort of altercation that took place in the parking lot where [forensics officers] are operating right now. And that evolved apparently into a fight and then a stabbing took place,” said Inspector Michael Williams.

A male suspect was last seen fleeing the area towards Keele Street. He was wearing a white or yellow t-shirt and blue jeans at the time and left on a motorcycle or e-bike.

The relationship between the two men is unclear at this time.

Police believe he is armed with a knife and should be considered dangerous. If spotted, police say to call 9-1-1.