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Man stabbed in face at College Station in random attack: police

Last Updated Feb 13, 2018 at 10:14 am EDT

Police believe a stabbing that took place at College subway station on Monday afternoon was an unprovoked attack.

“By all accounts at this point it appears that it was … a random attack,” Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook told CityNews.

Douglas-Cook said police received a call around 12:40 p.m. on Monday for an altercation on the subway platform.

When officers arrived on scene they found the victim suffering a serious stab wound to the face. Police recovered an ice pick.

The victim was sent to hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries while a suspect was apprehended after a brief foot chase with TTC officers.

A witness told CityNews it appeared that the stabbing took place on a subway train. “We seen some guy get off the train, there was a trail of blood,” said Justin Morency. “He just dropped to the floor, you could tell he got stabbed in the face.”

College Station was closed for several hours while police investigated, but has since reopened.