Homicide investigation underway after stabbing victim dies in hospital
Chris Fox, CP24.com
Published Thursday, September 20, 2018 7:38AM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, September 20, 2018 8:40PM EDT
Homicide detectives are investigating a stabbing in the city’s Newtonbrook neighbourhood after the victim succumbed to his injuries in hospital overnight.
The stabbing took place near Yonge Street and Wedgewood Drive at around 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
Initial reports from the scene suggested that the victim was attacked by a machete-wielding suspect, though on Thursday police said that they can only confirm that an “edged weapon” was used.
The victim - later identified by officers as 45-year-old Nader Fadael, of Toronto - was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition following the attack but succumbed to his injuries overnight.
Witnesses have told police that a brown male suspect standing about five-foot-eleven and wearing a navy blue shirt fled the area in an unknown direction after the stabbing. The stabbing is Toronto’s 79th homicide of 2018.