Woman suffered ‘life-threatening’ burns after reportedly being set on fire near Kipling Station, police say

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A woman has been rushed to hospital with “life-altering” injuries following an assault at Kipling Avenue and Dundas Street West, according to paramedics.

According to an email from the Toronto Police Service, a man allegedly assaulted a woman near Kipling Station. The man “repeatedly poured a liquid substance” on the woman and ignited the substance, a spokesperson for Toronto police told the Star.

The male has been arrested.

The victim was assisted by Toronto fire, Toronto police, TTC special constables, and members of the public, said police.

Line 2 on the TTC is shut down between Kipling Avenue and Islington Avenue due to a “security incident,” but the TTC has not confirmed if this is due to the same alleged assault.


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