A bomb went off at the Bombay Bhel restaurant in Mississauga around 10:30 P.M. last night.
Police are currently conducting a manhunt for two suspects they believe were the ones who set up the bomb there.
Here’s everything that we know about the incident.
According to police two men with facial coverings to conceal their identities entered the restaurant and dropped and Improvised Explosive Device before fleeing the scene in a vehicle.
A total of 15 people were injured in the explosion.
Police from Toronto, York, Durham, Halton Regions, the Ontario Provincial Police and the RCMP have all been alerted about the incident and are helping with the search from those responsible.
These photos of the scene from the explosion at a plaza in #Mississauga sent to me from Jessica Dalessandro @Jessica87Jean. She tells me no vehicles permitted to leave cordoned off area pic.twitter.com/CeUqgaQIlC— Antony Robart (@AntonyRobart) May 25, 2018
It is too early to tell if this attack was in some way related to terrorism.
Two separate parties with children under the age of 10 were at the restaurant at the time but none of the children were injured.
The Bombay Bhel is located in the area of Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue East.
Peel regional police have released images and descriptions of the suspects.
2 suspects attended the scene, detonated an Improvised Explosive Device within the restaurant. Several injured were taken to local hospital and 3 in critical condition were taken to a Toronto Trauma Centre. pic.twitter.com/yzCT59UVN6— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPoliceMedia) May 25, 2018
One is described as five-foot-10 to six feet tall, in his mid-20s and having a stocky build. He was seen wearing dark blue jeans, a dark zip-up hoodie pulled over his head, a light grey baseball hat and black cloth covering his face.
Two parties fled the scene immediately after the incident. 1st described as male, 5’10-6feet, stocky build, mid-20s, light skin, wearing dark blue jeans, dark zip up hoodie pulled over head, baseball cap with light grey peak, face covered with black cloth material.— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPoliceMedia) May 25, 2018
The other is described as five-foot-nine and five-foot-10 and having a thin build. He seen wearing faded blue jeans, a dark zip-up hoodie pulled over his head, a grey t-shirt, dark-coloured skate shoes.
2nd male described as 5’9”-5’10”, fair skin, thin build, faded blue jeans, dark zip-up hoodie hood pulled over head, grey t-shirt, dark coloured skate shoes, face covered. Looking for public’s assistance in identifying the parties that fled following the explosion.— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPoliceMedia) May 25, 2018
His face was also covered.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police.
Source: Global News