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Two Toronto police officers hurt in knife attack while checking on missing person


February 3, 2021
By Canadian Press

Toronto police say two of their officers were injured after a man came at them with a knife this morning.

Interim Police Chief James Ramer says the officers went to a rooming house in the city’s northwest to investigate a report of a missing person.

He says the officers were in the building’s common area around 11:15 a.m. when one of the other occupants came out with a knife and “immediately attacked.”

Ramer says the man was hit with a stun gun and restrained, then taken to hospital.

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He says one of the officers, a sergeant, sustained serious slash wounds but his condition is not considered life-threatening. The other officer suffered minor injuries.

Police say they person who was reported missing has not been found at this time.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 2, 2021.

 


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