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Suspect arrested after TTC employees chased with a syringe, Toronto police say

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TTC workers allegedly chased with syringe amid string of assaults on Toronto transit employees
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Toronto Police say a suspect has been arrested after two TTC employees were allegedly chased with a syringe in the city’s downtown core.

Police said the incident happened near Yonge and Dundas streets at around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

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Investigators said the two transit workers were able to get away after they were chased by a suspect with a syringe.

There were no injuries to the employees.

The suspect was arrested at the scene, police said.

The incident comes after a rash of attacks on TTC employees recently. Up to 15 youths allegedly attacked two uniformed TTC employees on their way to work by bus Monday afternoon.

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On Saturday evening, a TTC bus driver was shot with a BB gun while she was waiting to take over another bus. Global News spoke to her, Alexandra Stoeckle, who said “I’m really grateful it wasn’t a bullet.”

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