August 13, 2017 3:49 pm
Updated: August 13, 2017 11:06 pm

Man wanted by Toronto police after bomb threat halts TTC subway service

Toronto police search for suspect accused of threatening to blow-up a TTC subway train

Toronto Police Service handout

Authorities are searching for a man they say is accused of causing a commotion after threatening to blow-up a TTC subway train.

Toronto police say that they were called shortly before 2pm about a passenger, on a crowded train southbound on the Yonge line, who was threatening his fellow passengers with an express desire to blow-up the train.

Police say that consequently, the train was evacuated unsafely.

The TTC had responded by temporarily suspending service on Line 2 from Broadview to St. George and on Line 1 from Union to Eglinton.

Officers deemed the station safe a short time later, but the suspect remains outstanding.

Police said that the man in question was last seen exiting Bloor station amidst the crowds.

Police are looking for a man wearing dark coloured shorts, a dark coloured shirt with rolled up sleeves, baseball cap, and glasses. He also had a black backpack on.

Police encourage anyone with information to call them at 416-808-5100, or Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 416-222-8477


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