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Suspect may be "running away" after teenager and mother stabbed in Toronto: police Staff

Published Saturday, November 24, 2018 13:55 EST

Last Updated on Saturday, November 24, 2018 5:34 PM EST

Toronto police are asking a 46-year-old man to surrender after a 16-year-old girl and her mother were violently attacked in the eastern edge of the city.

Police said police officers were called to an apartment complex in Scarborough at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Friday. When police arrived, they found a 16-year-old girl with several stab wounds and head, neck and shoulder injuries. The teenager's 37-year-old mother also suffered severe head injuries.

The teenager was rushed to the hospital in a life-threatening condition. She remains in intensive care, but her condition is now considered stable. The mother was also taken to hospital, but was released, police told CTV Toronto.

The reason for the attack is still unknown. Police say the suspect has two young children with the 37-year-old victim, but is not related to the teenager.

The suspect is considered "armed and dangerous," and the police are urging him to hire a lawyer and surrender.

"You're just going to run, and we'd like to settle this sooner or later," Det. Jason Hillier said on Saturday at a press conference.

Hillier added that police are worried the suspect may be "on the run."

"We really do not have a clue where he is. He has relationships through GTA so he can be anywhere in our region," he said.

In response to the incident, police issued an arrest warrant for Harry Rajkumar, 46, of Toronto. He is wanted on two counts of assault with a weapon, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of noncompliance.

Police describe Rajkumar as five feet eight inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red shirt with a white jacket and is believed to be driving a 2009 Toyota Tundra pickup truck.

With CTV Toronto and CP24 files

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