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Toronto man stabbed in the heart after bumping into someone while texting and walking: police

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 and  | August 13, 2014 9:07 AM ET

A screen grab from security camera footage of a man wanted for attempted murder after a stabbing near Yonge-Dundas Square early Wednesday.

Toronto Police ServiceA screen grab from security camera footage of a man wanted for attempted murder after a stabbing near Yonge-Dundas Square early Wednesday

A 33-year-old man is set to undergo a second round of surgery after being stabbed in the heart near Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square, police say.

Drawing on security footage from local businesses, police say it appears the victim was “minding his own business, walking up the street” and looking at his cellphone when he bumped shoulders with two men at the intersection of Yonge and Edward streets at around 12:30 a.m. Wednesda

“It caused both of them to completely lose their tempers…. Wanting to punch him, kick him,” Det. Jason Shankaran alleged Wednesday. “Completely over the top.”

But, Det. Shankaran says, the 33-year-old was “a strong individual” and managed to fight off the attackers.

“What we can see in the video is after he fended them off, he let his guard down,” Det. Shankaran said, adding that as the victim was walking away, one of the two men allegedly ran at him and stabbed him in the chest, piercing his heart.
He didn’t see the attack coming

“He didn’t see the attack coming,” Det. Shankaran said.

The victim was in stable condition but critical condition after undergoing surgery Wednesday. Another surgery was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

Mohamed Ali, 27, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault. Police arrested the suspect after he allegedly returned to the scene to retrieve a knapsack, Det. Shankaran said.

Police released photos another suspect wanted in connection with the stabbing, asking the public to help identify him.

Det. Shankaran said both suspects were known to security guards in the area and are thought to be transients. He would not release the name of the victim.

You can read the full story here: http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/08/13/toronto-man-allegedly-stabbed-in-the-heart-after-bumping-into-someone-while-texting-and-walking/

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