Toronto Police have released details on a knife attack incident in the city today. The attack reportedly took place at the entrance of Sherbourne subway station. The time of the incident is unknown, but Toronto Police Operations first notified the public via Twitter at 11:27 AM on Monday.
Police allege that a man was "slashed with a knife" by an unknown suspect. The suspect is described as a white male in his fifties, 5'7 with a medium build. He was wearing a bomber jacket and New York baseball cap at the time of the assault. The suspect fled the scene and remains at large.
ASSAULT:— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) December 17, 2018
Sherbourne Subway Station
-By main entrance
-Reports he was slashed with a knife
-Suspect has fled
-Male, white, 50's, 5'7, medium build, bomber jacket
-BB cap with NY(New York)#GO2310243
Whether or not the attack was random remains unknown at this time. Police have yet to release more details on the incident, but more information will likely be available in the coming hours.
The attack comes just days after a man was arrested for swinging a large axe inside Spadina subway station during morning rush hour on December 12th. The man was reportedly carrying three axes with him on a busy train and then proceeded to swing the largest axe in a "threatening manner" at commuters. The man has since been identified as 33-year-old Dean Watson.
Man reportedly swinging an axe at Spadina Station. Police and special constables attending, trains on Lines 1 and 2 not stopping at Spadina. Please use St George as subway transfer points. Use the 511 Bathurst to go north or south until cleared.— Brad Ross (@bradrossTO) December 12, 2018
Police arrested and charged Watson with five separate crimes, including carrying a concealed weapon, assault with a weapon and mischief. Photos of Watson and the axes he was carrying at the time can be viewed here.