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Toronto police search for suspect in subway assault incident

Police say at the time of the incident the suspect was wearing a black winter jacket, beige-yellow zippered sweater, black pants, and black shoes.
Police say at the time of the incident the suspect was wearing a black winter jacket, beige-yellow zippered sweater, black pants, and black shoes. TPS / Handout

Toronto police say they need help from the public in identifying a man wanted in connection with an assault with a weapon that occurred at Pape subway station on Jan. 14.

According to police, a 19-year-old man was on a subway car heading for Pape station.

The suspect allegedly struck him from behind with a wooden object, according to officials.

Police say victim was helped off the train by other passengers while the suspect remained on board.

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These two men were not known to each other, officers said.

After allegedly assaulting a teen on the subway car, the suspect stayed on board, police said.
After allegedly assaulting a teen on the subway car, the suspect stayed on board, police said. TPS / Handout

The suspect is described as male, between 35 and 40 years old, with black hair and a full black beard.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at http://www.222tips.com.

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