Police looking for a suspect after a man was slashed with a knife at Yonge-Dundas Square

Slashing suspect

Police looking for the public's help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a violent slashing incident at Yonge-Dundas Square.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook tells Newstalk1010 that a man was talking with a group of men at the square, when a second man within the group approached him and slashed him in the neck.

That "second man, who was also seen standing within the group, for some reason, was seen concealing a knife."

"I did have 52 Division call asking for assistance with an assault - an aggravated assault investigation which occured last night at Yonge-Dundas Square," says Cst. Douglas Cook, "Friday night at around 9:15 p.m., we responded to reports of a stabbing at the Yonge-Dundas Square."

The victim was taken to hospital in serious condition. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

"We are looking for the male suspect who was last seen fleeing westbound on Dundas Street."

He's described as black, between 18 to 25 years of age, approximately 5'10" to 6 feet with a medium build. 

He was wearing a light blue hooded top that says 'Bench' in the front in white letters and he was wearing very distinctive multi-coloured checkered pants and white running shoes.

He was last seen fleeing westbound on Dundas Street.

Anyone with information on the suspect or the incident is asked to call police. 

With files from the Toronto Police Service