One man is dead and a suspect is in custody after a man was stabbed outside the Birchmount-JFK hotel on Bathurst Street near Summerhill Street in downtown Toronto, the Toronto Police service said.
The Toronto Police service said that the victim is a 40-year-old man who was struck by a car while walking in the parking lot before the incident. He then got out of the car and began fighting with two male suspects as he attempted to return to his vehicle, officials said. When he was pulled back inside the vehicle, another suspect stabbed him repeatedly.
UPDATE: victim is a 40-year-old man and is deceased. One person is in custody and we’re in the early stages of the investigation. — Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) March 12, 2020
The victim was able to make it outside the SUV and was rushed to hospital. Officials could not say how long the victim was hospitalized or how he sustained his injuries, but stressed that this was not a random act of violence.
UPDATE: Victim was an adult male but is in very grave condition. This is not a random act of violence and police aren’t aware of any prior friction between the two. — Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) March 12, 2020