Man dead after accidentally stabbing himself, police say

Man in his 60s found bleeding from cut to his femoral artery

A Toronto man in his 60s has apparently bled to death from a stab wound received while taking out his recycling.

A person walking their dog a little after midnight Thursday found the man without vital signs at the top of a staircase outside Thomas Eglie Drive near Leaside.

The man had a stab wound, and was rushed to hospital but shortly after was pronounced dead.

Police say the man may have fallen on a knife while taking out his recycling and cut his femoral artery.

The investigation is ongoing, said police media relations officer Victor Kwong.

“It’s still being investigated but it appears as though the stab wound was not caused by anyone else, nor was it self-inflicted intentionally,” Kwong said.

Although the incident may not be criminal in nature, police are waiting until the autopsy and forensic results are back before continuing to investigate.

The man has yet to be identified publicly.