Toronto

Man dead after stabbing near St. Andrew subway station, 1 arrested

A man is dead after he was stabbed in downtown Toronto on Wednesday night, police say.

Incident happened at King Street West and University Avenue, police say

Toronto police are investigating after a man was stabbed in downtown Toronto on Wednesday night. (Spencer Gallichan-Lowe/CBC)

A man is dead after he was stabbed during a fight near a busy downtown intersection Wednesday night, police say.

One person is in custody.

Police were called to the area of King Street West and University Avenue around 10:40 p.m. for reports of "an altercation" that led to one man being stabbed, Duty Insp. Darren Alldrit told reporters at the scene.

The victim was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Alldrit said.

Police initially said the victim is believed to be in his 50s, but then later said that's not the case but would not confirm his age.

A male suspect was identified and located "a short distance away," according to Alldrit. Police later confirmed the victim and suspect knew one another.

The violent incident played out at street level, police say.

However, investigators are looking for a third male who may have been involved in the altercation that was last seen entering the nearby St. Andrew subway station.

Police are also looking for witnesses, as well as footage of the incident.

"There were a lot of people in the area at this time of night … so we'd be asking that anyone who may have witnessed this altercation to please contact us," Alldrit said.