TORONTO — A 29-year-old man was taken to hospital after a stabbing in downtown Toronto early Saturday, police said.
The attack is the latest in a rash of stabbings that have rattled Canadian cities in recent weeks, especially in Toronto.
Police said the attack took place near the Beaches neighborhood of Toronto.
“A man was stabbed outside a nightclub and then taken to hospital with severe stab wounds, and his condition is not known at this time,” said Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu in a statement.
Toronto police have not released the man’s name.
His injuries are considered “very life-threatening,” said Sidhu.
The Toronto police said they are searching for a suspect, described only as a man wearing a black shirt.
The city has seen a string of stabbings this month that have ranged from an attack on a bus rider last week to a series of attacks on pedestrians.
It has prompted city and police officials to take a hard look at security. A day before the stabbing near Beaches nightclub, Toronto police announced a high-visibility patrol in the city’s downtown, especially around the busy Yonge-Dundas Square.
To reduce the risk of confrontations between pedestrians and vehicles, Toronto police have installed dozens of retractable fencing panels, flashing emergency lights, and several no-parking signs near busy intersections.
The city’s transit agency has also ordered more than 100 additional surveillance cameras in subway stations around Toronto.