Woman lit on fire near Toronto transit station; male in custody

One person is in custody after a female victim was lit on fire near a Toronto transit station Friday early afternoon.

Police say they were originally called to the area of ​​Kipling Avenue and Dundas Street around 12:30 pm after receiving a report of a man assaulting a woman nearby.

According to investigators, a male poured a liquid substance on a female and then ignited it.

TTC constables, as well as nearby citizens, helped the victim and she was rushed to hospital by emergency run. Police say her injuries are life threatening.

A suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the incident.

Subways were not running on Line 2 between Kipling and Islington stations Friday afternoon, although officials have not said exactly where the incident took place.

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