Security images released of suspect wanted in TTC assault

Toronto police have released surveillance images of suspect wanted in an assault of a TTC driver last month.

Police say the incident occurred February 17 just after 11:30 am on the platform of the Main Street subway station.

It’s alleged a man threw an unknown liquid in the fact of the TTC driver “without any provocation.”

The driver was not injured and the man was last seen walking on the eastbound platform.

The suspect is described as 18-years-old, five-foot-seven with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a black/navy hoodie, black pants, black shoes and a blue facemask. He was carrying a black “Nike” backpack and a Nike water bottle in his hand.

Surveillance photo of suspect wanted in TTC assault
Surveillance photo released by police of suspect wanted in connection with assault against a TTC employee. TPS/HO

This is the third reported incident involving TTC employees in the past few weeks.

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with an aggravated assault after a TTC bus driver was stabbed aboard a bus in the Keele Street and Gulliver Road area. Two other suspects are being sought in that case.

A 30-year-old man is facing multiple charges after a TTC employee was stabbed aboard a subway train on Feb. 9.

Last month, the union representing TTC workers called on all three levels of government come up with a national framework to combat what it calls a dangerous and alarming spike in the number of employees attacked and injured. It says there were 67 separate incidents alone in the final quarter of 2021.

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