Man accused of brandishing large kitchen knife at Bloor-Yonge Station sought by police
Published Monday, August 19, 2019 12:24PM EDT Last Updated Monday, August 19, 2019 12:55PM EDT
A suspect sought in a knife investigation is seen in this security camera image. (Toronto Police Service)
Police are searching for a man accused of brandishing a large kitchen knife while onboard a TTC subway train at Bloor-Yonge Station over the weekend.
At around 3 p.m. on Sunday, officials said they responded to reports of an armed man “yelling, swearing, and pacing around the subway car.”
According to investigators, the man then allegedly pulled out a knife from a duffle bag and continued to pace inside the train.
Police officers were dispatched to the scene after passengers notified TTC officials of the matter.
But, the accused “placed the knife back into the duffle bag and fled the train and the subway station before officers arrived,” police said.
A suspect wanted in connection with the investigation has been described by officers as a five-foot-10 man with a thin build and straight, black hair. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with the word “Canada” written across the front with black, knee-length shorts and white flip-flop sandals.
Security camera images show a suspect wanted in connection with a knife investigation at Bloor-Yonge Station. (Toronto Police Service)
He was also seen carrying a black duffle bag at the time, police said.
Investigators released security camera images of the suspect on Monday in an effort to identify him and said “if seen, do not approach, call 911.”
Anyone with further information regarding the investigation is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).