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Man in his 30s pronounced dead in Scarborough stabbing

Last Updated Apr 21, 2018 at 6:55 pm EDT

A man in his 30s is dead following a stabbing in Scarborough.

Police say they were called to a Toronto Community Housing Corp. (TCHC) building in the area of Danforth Road and Midland Avenue around 8 a.m. Saturday.

Paramedics said the man at the scene.

The homicide squad has taken over the investigation.

Police say there is no suspect information at this time.

Det.-Sgt. Kevin Leahy told reporters it appears the victim was the intended target.

In a statement, the TCHC said its special constables are assisting police and, in general, that can include providing investigators with access to security camera footage.

They added that along with regular patrols by its Community Safety Unit, the building in question has 24-hour security provided by a third party to patrol exterior access to the building while a new mag lock system is being installed.

“Our statistics show there have been very few critical or violent incidents at (the building) recently, but we take any incident of this type very seriously,” the TCHC said. “In response to today’s incident, Toronto Community Housing will work in concert with our partners and our tenants to address safety and security issues and implement strategies based on the community’s needs.”