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Possible stabbing downtown closes transit terminal
Sudbury police say one man is in critical condition after a possible stabbing in downtown Sudbury this morning,  and people are asked to avoid the area.  

On Twitter, police said it happened on Cedar Street near Pita Pit, and there are two possible suspects, both men.         

“An emergency road closure on Cedar Street, between Young and Lisgar, has temporarily blocked access to the GOVA downtown transit terminal,” the city said on its Twitter account. “Buses will stop on Elm Street, across from the transit terminal, for travel to and from downtown. Updates as more details are available.”

The second potential suspect is described by police as white, wearing a grey sweat shirt, dark pants, and carrying dark back pack. 

There may be two suspects, both of whom are male. One man is described as wearing a white T-shirt with a red jacket. The other suspect is described as “white, wearing a grey sweatshirt, dark pants, carrying a dark backpack,” the police said on Twitter.

An emergency road closure on Cedar Street, between Young and Lisgar, has temporarily blocked access to the GOVA Downtown Transit Terminal. Buses will stop on Elm Street, across from the Transit Terminal, for travel to and from downtown. Updates as more details are available.

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Greater Sudbury Police are on the scene of a stabbing near the Ontario government building on Cedar Street in Sudbury, Ont. on Friday November 15, 2019. John Lappa/Sudbury Star

One person is in critical condition after a stabbing incident near Pita Pit on Cedar Street Friday morning.

“Heavy police presence DT – Officers on scene of possible stabbing DT near Pita Pit,” the police said on Twitter. “One man in critical condition.”

Greater Sudbury Police officers responded to stabbing on Cedar Street at around 10:30 a.m. Officers are currently canvassing the area and reviewing video.

“Do not approach individuals matching descriptions,” the police said. “Anyone with info is asked to contact police.”

Initial descriptors of the suspect(s) have not been confirmed. The investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to call GSPS at 705-675-9171.

The individuals are known to each other. There were multiple officers on the scene and the police were asking the public to avoid the area.

The GOVA Downtown Transit Terminal has reopened following an emergency road closure on Cedar Street. Buses are returning to regular schedules. Check mybus.greatersudbury.ca for up-to-date bus arrival and departure times.

GOVA Transit buses are dropping off and picking up passengers in Lane four of the Downtown Transit Terminal due to an emergency road closure on Cedar Street.

Passengers are advised to expect minor delays. Check mybus.greatersudbury.ca for up-to-date bus arrival and departure times. Updates will be shared as more details are available.

There is a heavy police presence downtown this morning as Greater Sudbury Police investigate a possible stabbing near the Pita Pit on Cedar Street.

GSPS is looking for two male suspects. One is described as wearing a white t-shirt with a red jacket, while the other is described as caucasian, wearing a grey sweat shirt, dark pants and carrying a dark-coloured backpack.