A bank employee has been stabbed multiple times in Chinatown in an attempted bank robbery, Toronto police say.
The man held up a bank near Spadina Avenue and Dundas Street West at about 1 pm
The man jumped the counter and the employee was stabbed several times, according to police. Toronto paramedics say the employee was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Paramedics and police would not say at which bank the incident occurred, police cars are stationed in front of the Bank of Montreal branch at 291 Spadina Avenue.
Customers appeared confused as they tried to enter the bank, as it remained closed with police, including officers from forensics identification services, on scene.
John Zhang, who works at a market beside the bank, was taking a cigarette break outside on Monday afternoon, surveying the police vehicles at the scene.
He said he saw the ambulance come to take away the victim around 12:30 or 1 pm
The suspect fled the scene, police said. He was last seen wearing a red hoodie, dark blue jeans, red shoes, a dark coat with white stripes and a white collar, a yellow toque, a white mask and a black backpack.
Police ask anyone with information to contact them at 416-909-5200 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.
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