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Man in custody after driving SUV into streetcar tunnel

Last Updated Sep 20, 2019 at 10:43 pm EST

A man is in custody after driving an SUV into the streetcar tunnel at Queens Quay on Oct. 24, 2014. CITYNEWS

Toronto police have a man in custody after he drove an SUV into the streetcar tunnel at York Street and Queens Quay.

The SUV was reportedly travelling at a high rate of speed and didn’t stop until it was deep inside the tunnel.

It happened around 7 a.m.

A Hazmat unit was called out as a precaution and several cruisers were sent to the scene as a precaution. Police are on heightened alert in the city following Wednesday’s shooting in Ottawa.

A man is in custody after driving an SUV into the streetcar tunnel at Queens Quay on Oct. 24, 2014. CITYNEWS
A man is in custody after driving an SUV into the streetcar tunnel at Queens Quay on Oct. 24, 2014. CITYNEWS

But officers now believe the driver had recently robbed a nearby Swiss Chalet and was trying to escape police when it drove into the tunnel.

Officers are questioning the suspect, and so far, there’s no word on charges.

Police believe the car was stolen in Oshawa earlier.

No injuries were reported.

The 509 Harbourfront streetcars are turning back at Spadina. The 510 Spadina streetcars heading south toward Union are also diverting.