Suspect sought after TTC subway operator grabbed by neck at Wilson Station
Published Tuesday, November 1, 2016 9:42AM EDT
A man wanted in an assault investigation aboard a TTC subway train is shown in a surveillance camera image. (Toronto Police)
Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly grabbed a TTC train operator by the neck during an incident at Wilson Station this past summer.
The attack happened at around 3 p.m. on July 30 while a TTC train operator was working on a train heading north near Wilson Station.
Police said the operator and a male suspect had some sort of disagreement while on the train which prompted the man to become physical with the operator. They allege the man then grabbed the operator by the neck.
At that point, TTC customers intervened and were able to separate the man from the operator.
Once the train pulled into Wilson Station, the man got off the train and fled.
The suspect is described as a man in his mid-to-late 20s who is approximately five-foot-nine and between 190 to 200 pounds. Police say he has a chin strap-style beard and tattoos on his right arm and on the right side of his neck. He was last seen wearing a blue New York Yankees baseball hat, grey sweatpants that were rolled up to his knees and running shoes.
In an effort to identify a suspect, police have released a security camera image.
Anyone with information is being asked to call police at 416-808-3200 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).