Man stabbed in heart after bumping strangers while texting

A general view of the city of Toronto's skyline, 29 November 1999 (AFP Photo/John Hryniuk)

Ottawa (AFP) - A Canadian man was stabbed in the heart Wednesday after bumping into two pedestrians on a downtown Toronto street while texting, police said.

The 33-year-old victim had "inadvertently bumped shoulders with one of the men while texting on his phone" at about 12:30 a.m. local time, police said in a statement.

"The man he bumped into took exception as a perceived slight and attacked the victim."

The altercation was captured by security cameras.

The victim was rushed to hospital in critical condition, while a 27-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

He faces assault and attempted murder charges.

A second suspect remains at large.