16-year-old boy taken to hospital after stabbing aboard TTC bus

A 16-year-old boy has suffered serious injuries after he was stabbed on a TTC bus Wednesday afternoon.

Toronto police were called around 4 p.m. to the area of Bloor Street West and Old Mill Trail. Toronto police duty inspector Lori Kranenburg told reporters at the scene that when officers arrived at the scene, they found a 16-year-old boy with stab wounds in his torso.

Toronto paramedics said they took the teen to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries and that no other injuries were reported at the scene.

Police did not say if the stabbing was targeted or was a random attack.

Police are on the lookout for a suspect, described as being in their 20s, with a medium build, wearing a blue mask and a blue jacket with a hood up.

The suspect was last seen running on Bloor Street.

Police ask anyone with information to call them at 416-808-2222.

On Twitter, a spokesperson for the TTC said the commission would give police “full support,” including video and witness statements, as officers investigate the stabbing.

The stabbing is just the latest violent incident on the TTC this past week.

On Saturday, a suspect shot a uniformed TTC employee and a second person with a BB gun. On Monday, a group of young teens allegedly assaulted two TTC employees near Kennedy subway station.

On Tuesday afternoon, a woman allegedly stabbed a 23-year-old woman in the head multiple times on a Spadina streetcar. On Wednesday morning, someone chased two TTC employees with a syringe at Dundas station.

Edward Djan is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @EdwardDjan1

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