Woman stabbed in apparent 'random attack' in Lawrence Park
Chris Fox, CP24.com
Published Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:58PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, October 21, 2017 3:51PM EDT
Police say that a woman has serious but non-life threatening injuries after what appears to have been a random stabbing in the city’s Lawrence Park neighbourhood.
Police say that they were notified at around noon after the victim made her own way to hospital.
According to Const. David Hopkinson, officers have since located evidence of the stabbing scene near Dinnick and Weybourne crescents, which is just southeast of Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue.
Hopkinson says that the victim reported the incident as a random attack by an unknown assailant when she first called police.
Hopkinson said that police have been unable to interview the woman as she is currently being treated in hospital.
A source confirms to CP24 that the woman is 19-years-old.
A neighbour told CP24 that the victim rang his doorbell and he and his son answered to find the woman, bleeding profusely from her head.
He said they brought her inside and called EMS, but when EMS didn’t show up for a while; all three of them went back outside to flag down a passing motorist for help.
A man driving by pulled over and took the victim to Sunnybrook.
Police later described the suspect as a white male in his 20s, with a thin moustache, standing five-feet-seven to five-feet-eight inches tall, with a thin build. He has scruffy hair and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.