A stabbing near a restaurant at Yonge and Dundas streets on Tuesday night may have been a random attack, Toronto police said Wednesday.
A man believed to be in his 20s suffered serious injuries after he was stabbed in the leg near the Pickle Barrel restaurant just after 7:30 p.m.
While his injuries are serious, they are not life-threatening.
The man stumbled into the restaurant and emergency crews were called. The scene was very bloody, two witnesses said.
“He was bleeding to death. He almost passed out,” one witness said.
“There were buckets of blood all over the place.”
Another witness said the victim was “in very bad shape. There was an awful lot of blood everywhere. Everywhere! I mean pools of it.”
Police say the victim was standing in front of the restaurant when six black men, some of whom were armed with knives, approached him. They grabbed the chain around his neck, police say, and when the chain fell to the ground, the victim bent over and tried to pick it up.
One of the suspects then stabbed the victim in the leg. They then fled.
It doesn’t appear the victim knew his attackers, police say. The investigation continues.