Stabbing at east-end McDonald's injures 1

A man is in hospital after being stabbed at a McDonald's in the city's east end — one of four separate stabbings reported overnight across the Toronto area.

1 of 4 overnight stabbings across Toronto area

Emergency crews were called to the area of Eglinton Avenue East and McCowan Road at about 2:30 a.m. (Mehrdad Nazarahari/CBC)

A man is in hospital after being stabbed at a McDonald's in the city's east end — one of four separate stabbings reported overnight across the Toronto area. 

Emergency crews were called to the area of Eglinton Avenue East and McCowan Road at about 2:30 a.m. 

Paramedics say the victim had serious stab wounds to his face and leg and was rushed to a nearby trauma centre. 

Police from 41 Division are investigating. 

The Toronto area also saw a double shooting and three other stabbings overnight, including an incident in a parking lot at Meadowvale Town Centre in Mississauga. 

Peel Regional Police say they were called to the area at 2:39 a.m. for a disturbance. They found a 23-year-old man in the McDonald's parking lot with puncture wounds after being stabbed. He was transported to Sunnybrook Hospital where police say he is in stable condition.

"The incident is not random and the general public is not in danger," Const. Lori Murphy told CBC News.

Murphy added there were several people present at the time. The suspect has not been apprehended and police are investigating the incident.

York police were called to Doubtfire Crescent, near Middlefield Road and Denison Street, in Markham overnight. They say one victim was taken to hospital with serious stab wounds and a suspect was arrested at the scene. 

At around 3:15 a.m. in Toronto, police were called to a stabbing near Wilson Avenue and Jane Street. 

Police from 31 Division say two groups of men got into an argument near the North York Sheridan Mall, during which the victim was stabbed in the upper back. The injuries were not considered life threatening and a man is in hospital in stable condition. Police are investigating. 

Police on the scene of an early morning stabbing on Doubtfire Crescent in Markham. (CBC)


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