January 28, 2016 2:38 pm
Updated: January 28, 2016 5:12 pm

Charges laid against 28-year-old man in failed GO train robbery in east-end Toronto

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TORONTO – Police in Toronto say they’ve made an arrest after an attempted robbery on a commuter train.

Officials were called to a GO train in Toronto’s east end late Tuesday night after a 28-year-old man allegedly tried to rob a woman by holding a sharp object to her neck.

Police allege that after the failed robbery attempt he hit the emergency stop, pried open the train doors and fled the scene.

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Investigators say the woman suffered minor injuries.

A man was arrested Wednesday evening in east-end Toronto by a patrol officer.

Police say Tyson Shuffler of Toronto is facing multiple charges including armed robbery, assault with a weapon and assaulting an officer.

 

© 2016 The Canadian Press

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