Woman rushed to hospital after being stabbed multiple times on downtown streetcar

A woman has been rushed to the hospital following a stabbing on a streetcar in downtown Toronto.

Toronto police said a stabbing occurred onboard a streetcar at Spadina and Sussex avenues shortly after 2 p.m.

Police said the victim was stabbed multiple times and transported to hospital via an emergency run.

Toronto Paramedic Services told CP24 that they transported a woman in her early 20s to a trauma centre with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said a suspect was arrested at the scene. It is not clear whether the suspect and the victim knew each other.

Police are on-scene investigating.

The stabbing is the latest in a string of violent incidents to occur on TTC property over the past few months.

In June, a woman was fatally set on fire on a bus. Another woman was stabbed to death at High Park Station in December.

People have also been shoved onto subway tracks or have narrowly avoided being pushed.

On Monday two TTC employees were attacked in a “swarming” assault on a TTC bus in Scarborough.

The violence has prompted calls for increased security on the TTC. The transit service has said that it is hiring more special constables this year to try and bolster safety.

“We remain committed to working with police, the City of Toronto  and our union partners on ways we can all make the TTC as safe as  possible for customers and employees,” TTC Spokesperson Stuart Green said in an email to CP24.com earlier this month following another incident.

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