A man has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after an altercation involving another man at a Scarborough strip mall.

Toronto police say they were called to the Markham Road and Eglinton Avenue area just after 6.30 a.m. after two people were involved in an altercation. 

Strip mall
Police tape blocks off the Scarborough strip mall. (CTV News Toronto)

One man was taken to hospital with serious injuries and another man, aged 44, has been detained by police. 

"We consider his injuries to be life threatening at this time,"  Inspector Jim Gotell told CTV News Toronto this morning.

Gotell wouldn't specify exactly how the victim was injured.

Police have not yet said what led to the altercation. 

The investigation is ongoing.