Police are seeking a young woman who they claim stabbed her father in the neck early Monday.
Emergency crews were called to a townhouse at 783 Military Trail, just west of Morningside Avenue, around 2:15 a.m. Police say they found a 49-year-old man covered in blood holding a thick cloth to his neck.
Police say a woman stabbed the man with a sharp object after an argument and fled the scene. Canine units were dispatched, but police were unable to find their suspect.
The man was sent to Sunnybrook Hospital’s trauma centre after paramedics found a half-inch stab wound close to a main artery. He was then taken to Rouge Valley Health System with non-life-threatening injuries, and is not expected to need surgery.
As of Monday afternoon, a 22-year-old woman is still being sought for a charge of aggravated assault.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4300 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
Recent violence near Military Trail
Monday’s stabbing comes after three deadly events took place in the area, in as many months:
- Oct. 28: Jay Bennie Yabut, 28, was found dead in a garage at 341 Military Trail with a bullet in his head. A passerby phoned police around 1:15 p.m.
- Oct. 17: Julian Richard Lee, 31, was beaten to death at an industrial park on Ellesmere Road near Markham Road. A man was visiting the area and discovered Lee next to a woman covered in blood. The man saw two men speeding away in an SUV that police said was stolen and ditched at a nearby park hours later.
- Sept. 8: Abdulaziz Farah, 28, was fatally shot multiple times outside a Fawcett Trail home, near Sheppard and Morningside Avenues, shortly after midnight. Police say Farah was killed after a dispute with someone in his car.