Police seek 6 suspects after stabbing seriously injures man downtown

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Police seek 6 suspects after stabbing seriously injures man downtown

Toronto police are seeking six suspects after a stabbing downtown left a man in his 40s with serious injuries late Friday.

Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service, said the incident occurred near Yonge and Gould Streets, which is north of Dundas Street, at about 11:20 p.m.

Douglas-Cook said police received a call about an assault in progress. Officers found a man who had been stabbed.

The man was rushed to hospital. He suffered several injuries, including stab wounds, she said. 

No arrests have been made and no suspect information is available.

Douglas-Cook said police believe six suspects are responsible. Shortly after the incident, police said in a tweet that a group of men beat up a man and then ran away. They later said he had been stabbed.

Police interviewed witnesses at the scene and are seeking surveillance video that may help in the investigation.

Sandra McLeod, deputy commander of Toronto Paramedic Services, said the man was possibly in life-threatening condition when he was found by paramedics about 11:26 p.m.

She said he suffered stab wounds to his torso and was taken to a trauma centre.

Police closed the west side of Yonge Street in the area briefly to allow officers to investigate.