Police identify suspect involved in subway train stabbing
Published Thursday, February 28, 2013 6:11AM EST
Last Updated Thursday, February 28, 2013 2:25PM EST
Toronto police have identified the suspect involved in Wednesday’s knifing incident aboard a subway train, which left a man in serious but non-life threatening injuries after he was stabbed in the neck.
The 45-year-old Toronto victim was stabbed while he was riding a southbound Yonge-University-Spadina line train as it approached the Davisville Station around 10:20 p.m. He was taken to hospital for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Const. Tony Vella told CTVNews.ca the knifing incident appeared to be “unprovoked.”
CP24 reports the suspect had been walking through the train and bothering passengers before he started talking to the victim, who was sitting alone.
Police said the passenger-assistance alarm was then activated by another passenger and the suspect fled the train.
Earlier on Thursday, police released a series of images of the suspect, taken from closed-circuit camera video.
In the photos, which were taken on the subway train and in the station, the suspect appears to be holding a white plastic bag.
Police say 20-year-old Cassim Celani Cummings is wanted in connection with the incident.
Cummings is wanted for attempted murder, two counts of failure-to-comply with probation, carrying a concealed weapon, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.
Cummings is described as black and six-foot-two in height with a thin build.
He was wearing a black tuque, pants and jack with an emblem of four playing cards on the front and a hoodie. Police say he is considered to be armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity and/or whereabouts is asked to call police at 416-808-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
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