Stabbing At Toronto's Dufferin Station Prompts Police Investigation
Toronto's Dufferin Station under police investigation following stabbing.
UPDATE (April 4, 3:00 PM ET): Trains are no longer bypassing Dufferin Station, TPS confirms. Police are continuing to investigate at the scene, but subway lines are operating as normal.
Trains are currently bypassing Dufferin Station on Toronto's Line 2 subway due to an ongoing police investigation. Police say that the reason for the closure is due to a stabbing on the mezzanine level. The male victim has been located with non-life threatening injuries.
TTC Service Alerts published a notice to commuters on Thursday afternoon that shuttle buses would be operating between Ossington and Lansdowne station as police continue to investigate.
Photos of the ongoing investigation show emergency crews lined up outside of the station as crowds of commuters wait nearby. In the photo, paramedics appear to be bringing out a gurney.
Below is an update on the incident, provided by Toronto Police:
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Line 2 Bloor-Danforth: Trains are not stopping at Dufferin due to a Toronto Police investigation.— TTC Service Alerts (@TTCnotices) April 4, 2019
The TTC has faced a number of issues recently - just two weeks ago, subway service was suspended, forcing thousands of Toronto commuters to line up for shuttle buses. The delays were later revealed to be the result of an injury at track level, resulting in a service shutdown between St George and Ossington stations.
Broadview Station was also closed down last monthat the station. Two suspicious packages were planted at the station in the same week, just one day apart. Police revealed that 53-year-old Kamal Badri, of Toronto, was later arrested by police in connection to the crimes.