March 19, 2019 7:19 am
Updated: March 19, 2019 12:20 pm

Man arrested after suspicious package found at Broadview Station for 2nd straight day

WATCH ABOVE: Broadview Station was closed early Tuesday after a suspicious package was located by a TTC employee for a second straight day.


Toronto police say a 53-year-old man has been arrested after a suspicious package was found at Broadview subway station causing service disruptions for a second straight day.

Police said transit special constables located a suspicious item around 6 a.m. on Tuesday.

“It was a small package that was very similar in description to yesterday’s incident,” Insp. Anthony Paoletta said.

Authorities said the Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) response team was deployed to examine the contents of the package.

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Police said the item was safely removed from the area just before 9 a.m. and full subway service resumed shortly after.

“It has been taken away and is going to be tested to determine what it was,” Paoletta said.

Subway, bus and streetcar service bypassed Broadview Station during the morning commute due to the police investigation and shuttle buses were running between Pape and Castle Frank stations.

WATCH: Man in custody after another suspicious package found at Toronto’s Broadview station

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On Monday, a TTC employee located a suspicious package around 6 a.m. at the same subway station.

Authorities deemed the item safe several hours later and said the package was deliberately placed.

Police identified the suspect wanted for public mischief in connection with the first case as Kamal Badri.

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Authorities said the same man was arrested on Tuesday and is connected to both incidents.

The accused has been charged with two counts of mischief interfere with property, two counts of public mischief, two counts of fail to comply undertaking given to a justice, fail to re-attend court and uttering threats.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS.

Kamal Badri is seen in an undated photo.

Handout / Toronto Police Service

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