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16-year-old boy seriously injured after stabbing reported on Toronto transit bus: police

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Woman stabbed multiple times on TTC streetcar in Toronto’s north end
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A 16-year-old boy is seriously injured after a stabbing was reported on a Toronto bus Wednesday, police say, marking the latest in a series of violent incidents involving the local transit service.

Toronto police said officers were called just before 4 p.m. to the area of Bloor Street and Old Mill Trail for reports of a stabbing on a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) bus.

Duty Insp. Lori Kranenburg told reporters the victim  suffered stab wounds to his torso and legs.

He was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said a suspect fled, last seen running on Bloor.

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Police said they were described as being in their 20s with a medium build, and were wearing a blue mask and a black jacket.

Kranenburg said the force will be downloading surveillance footage from the bus as part of the investigation.

She said it was not immediately clear whether the victim and suspect are known to one another.

Kranenburg said anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact police.

The TTC posted a brief statement on Twitter. In it, the agency said its “thoughts are with the victim in this attack.”

“As always, we’ll give police our full support as they investigate, including video and witness statements. The TTC has no further information at this time,” the tweet read.

It’s the latest incident of violence involving the TTC.

On Wednesday morning, a suspect was arrested after two TTC employees were allegedly chased with a syringe in the city’s downtown core.

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On Tuesday, a 23-year-old woman was stabbed in the head and face, leaving her with life-altering injuries, police said.

A police spokesperson said that attack was unprovoked. The accused faces a number of charges in that case, including attempted murder.

Four 13-year-old boys were arrested after allegedly attacking two uniformed TTC employees on Monday.

On Saturday evening, a TTC bus driver was shot with a BB gun while she was waiting to take over another bus.

— With files from Gabby Rodrigues and Hannah Jackson

 

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