Police search for man after stabbing at north side hair salon

Toronto police are seeking a 51-year-old suspect after a stabbing in a hair salon on the city's northwest side.

Victim attempted to escape but attacker kept swinging knife until other patrons intervened, police say

Police describe the suspect, who is from Toronto, as wearing a dark-blue winter coat, dark-coloured jeans and a black toque. (Toronto Police Service)

Toronto police are seeking a 51-year-old suspect after a stabbing in a hair salon on the city's northwest side.

It happened Saturday afternoon in the Jane Street and Lawrence Avenue West area, where police say a man seated at the salon was attacked with a knife.

They say the victim attempted to escape, but the attacker kept swinging the knife at him until other patrons intervened.

The suspect then fled the salon, and was last seen running southbound through an alleyway just east of Jane Street.

Police describe the suspect, who is from Toronto, as wearing a dark-blue winter coat, dark-coloured jeans and a black toque. 

They say he's considered armed and dangerous.