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Woman stabbed at downtown law firm reported 'stable and recovering,' colleague says

A woman rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed at her workplace is 'stable and recovering," a colleague at her law firm says.

Suspect fled scene but was later arrested, police say

Police say they were called to the King Street East and Sherbourne Street area just before 2 p.m. after a man entered a workplace there and stabbed an employee. (Peter Turek/CBC)

A woman rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed at her workplace is 'stable and recovering," a colleague at her law firm says.

Toronto police say they were called to the King Street East and Sherbourne Street area just before 2 p.m. after a man entered the Hicks Adams law firm and stabbed a worker.

Police initially described the woman's injuries as serious. Toronto paramedics later confirmed they were considered life-threatening. 

The suspect allegedly fled the scene but was arrested a short time later, police say.

Chris Hicks, one of the law firm's founding partners, told CBC News his colleague was transported to St. Michael's Hospital's trauma centre "moments after the assault."

"After exiting surgery for chest wounds, she was reported to be stable and recovering," Hicks said.

While no details about the motive for the attack had emerged, he said it was "not personal in any way."

He said the woman is "a very sweet person and kind to everyone."

"We are grateful to the skilled doctors and staff at St Michael's for their exemplary efforts to save our friend's life."

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