Toronto police are asking the public to help them identify a man accused of trying to fatally stab another man in the Jane Street and Lawrence Avenue West area earlier this month.

Surveillance images of the suspect show a short, black man that police say is in his 30s and has a heavy build. Police say he is wanted in the attempted murder of a 36-year-old man in the wee hours of Oct. 2.

Police were called to the Jane and Lawrence neighbourhood around 2:55 a.m. that day after witnesses reported hearing a verbal exchange between the suspect, according to a media release.

Witnesses or anyone who recognizes the man in the surveillance video stills can contact police at 416-808-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.