Toronto police say there will be more patrols at TTC after Brooklyn subway shooting – Toronto | The Canadian News

Toronto police and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) say they will increase police patrols on public transportation after a shooting at a New York subway station left multiple people injured on Tuesday.

In a tweet Tuesday, Toronto Police said that as the force monitors the “unfolding situation in New York,” officers are “increasing patrols on public transportation.”

“There is no identified threat to the city and we ask the public to remain vigilant,” the tweet reads.

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Police said if you see anything suspicious, you should tell officers something.

In a statement Tuesday, TTC CEO Rick Leary said the organization is “shocked and saddened by the footage of Tuesday morning’s horrendous attack on commuters in the New York subway system.”

“My thoughts, and those of the entire organization, are with the people of New York and our MTA colleagues as they deal with the aftermath of this senseless violence,” he said in a statement.

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Leary said that while “there is no known threat here in Toronto,” TTC traffic special officers and police are “increasing their presence in the system” to “provide reassurance to everyone that the TTC remains safe.”

He said the safety of TTC customers and employees is his “primary concern.”

“We remind people that if they see anything suspicious, they can report it to any uniformed TTC employee for immediate action,” he said.

The comments come after a gunman filled a rush hour subway train with smoke and shot several people in Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday morning.

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New York officials said local hospitals were treating 16 patients in connection with the attack. Ten people suffered gunshot wounds. A total of five people were in critical but stable condition.

Officers said preliminary information suggests the suspect who fled the scene was seen wearing a gas mask and construction vest.

In a tweet Tuesday, Toronto Mayor John Tory echoed the police call, calling for members of the public to be “vigilant.”

“If you see something, please say something,” he wrote. “Contact the police if you see or experience anything suspicious.”

-with files from The Associated Press

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