Robbery victim suffers multiple stab wounds downtown Toronto

Update Nov. 18 at 12:30 p.m.: Police say that the suspect was suffering from mental health issues. “Police say he became unresponsive after being stabbed and paramedics had to carry him over to a…

Robbery victim suffers multiple stab wounds downtown Toronto

Update Nov. 18 at 12:30 p.m.: Police say that the suspect was suffering from mental health issues. “Police say he became unresponsive after being stabbed and paramedics had to carry him over to a waiting ambulance,” according to the Toronto Star.

Update at 11:35 a.m.: Another male has been apprehended, following the stabbing Friday evening. Authorities have declined to give any details about the suspect. The victim remains hospitalized.

Original story:

A man was taken to hospital in critical condition Friday evening after he was stabbed during a robbery in downtown Toronto, the Toronto Star reports.

The incident occurred Friday on Bay Street, which runs past the Senate and City Hall. A witness told the Star the victim was approached by two men, who demanded money. When the victim refused, one man stabbed him.

“I heard like five or six shots,” Gerrit Mea told the Star. “A man came flying by my shop with blood all over his shirt.”

#BREAKING Two suspects have been taken into custody in regards to this overnight stabbing in Toronto. 1 of the suspects fled to a West Queen West bus stop, but has since been located. https://t.co/DOBqzLbocL pic.twitter.com/odnzziTu5h — Global Toronto (@global_toronto) November 17, 2018

The victim appeared to be stabbed multiple times, the Toronto Star reports.

A suspect described as a white man in his late 20s or early 30s was arrested near Bathurst Street, the Toronto Star reports. The second suspect fled to a bus stop near Bathurst and Adelaide streets and was detained at a nearby station by police. It’s unclear what connection, if any, those men had to each other.

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