Toronto police are searching for a man they allege chased a woman down a North York street with a knife Sunday morning.
Police said the incident occurred on Doris Avenue, near Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue, at around 10:30 a.m.
Investigators said 37-year-old woman was walking down the street when a man she passed by allegedly took a knife out of his pants and began to chase her.
The woman was able to flag down a nearby motorist and escaped, police said.
The man was last seen walking toward Forrest Laneway, police said.
Investigators describe the suspect as being around 25-30 years old and had short dark hair.
“He was wearing a black t-shirt with lettering on the front, a dark hooded sweater, dark pants with a rip on the right side, and dark shoes,” police said in a news release Sunday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police directly. Tips can also be left anonymously with Crime Stoppers.