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Elderly man assaulted at shelter and sent to hospital in Toronto

An elderly man was taken to hospital after being assaulted. (Jacob Estrin/CTV News Toronto) An elderly man was taken to hospital after being assaulted. (Jacob Estrin/CTV News Toronto)

An elderly man was taken to hospital following an assault that happened early Sunday morning at a COVID-19 isolation and recovery centre in northwest Toronto.

Toronto police were called to the Islington Avenue and Monogram Place area around 2:40 a.m. for assault with a weapon. 

Police said there was an altercation between two people, adding the victim suffered "superficial wounds" to the neck.

The victim has since been discharged from hospital.

The City confirmed that the shelter, located at 2180 Islington Avenue, is one if its COVID-19 isolation and recovery centres.

Officers add they have taken one person into custody, but did not provide any further details. Top Stories


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