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Police identify suspect in TTC subway stabbing

Toronto police have released the name of a suspect who allegedly stabbed a man in what appears to be an unprovoked attack on board a TTC subway train Wednesday night.

Cassim Cummings, 20, considered armed and dangerous

Suspect sought in subway stabbing

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Police looking for suspect in stabbing on TTC.

Toronto police have released the name of a suspect who allegedly stabbed a man in what appears to be an unprovoked attack on board a TTC subway train Wednesday night.

Cassim Celani Cummings, 20, of Toronto, is wanted for several charges, including attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon, police said Thursday.

Police were called to the Davisville subway station just after 10 p.m. after the train's passenger assistance alarm was activated.

Police say a man was walking through the subway cars, harassing passengers. When a another man confronted him and asked him to stop, the suspect allegedly stabbed him in the neck.

The victim, a 45-year-old man, was taken to hospital with serious, but non life-threatening injuries. He is expected to recover.

The suspect fled the train, which was travelling southbound.

Earlier, police released images of the suspect from surveillance cameras on board the train, TTC spokesperson Brad Ross told CBC News.

Those images were downloaded and provided to police, he added.

Police describe the suspect as a black man in his early 30s, about six feet tall with a thin build.

He was wearing black pants and a black jacket with a hoodie and carrying a white plastic bag.

Police say they consider the suspect "armed and dangerous."

With files from CBC's Linda Ward

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