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Suspect charged after suspicious packages found at Broadview Station

Last Updated Mar 19, 2019 at 9:55 am EST

Toronto police have arrested a 53-year-old man wanted in connection with two suspicious package investigations at Broadview Station.

For the second day in a row, a suspicious item was found at the station’s bus bay. The TTC’s special constables located the package around 6:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said the arrest was about one hour before the package was discovered on Tuesday and that he is believed to be responsible for both incidents.

Kamal Badri, of Toronto, is facing multiple charges including public mischief and uttering threats.

It’s believed Badri deliberately placed the suspicious packages at the station, although there has been no word on what his possible motivation may have been.

He is expected to appear in court Tuesday afternoon.

Trains were bypassing Broadview Station on Line 2 while police investigated. Buses and streetcars were also not entering the station. Police have since given the all-clear.

On Monday, TTC vehicles bypassed the station for more than four hours as police investigated a suspicious package.

Police said the package was found in the station’s bus bay around 6:30 a.m.

Although nothing harmful was found in the package, police believe it was left there intentionally.

“It was left discarded, it was in a visible area, so more of a likelihood that whoever put that package there intended for someone to react to it,” Insp. Anthony Paoletta said on Monday.

Emergency crews at Broadview Station for a second day after another suspicious package was found on March 19, 2019. CITYNEWS
Emergency crews at Broadview Station for a second day after another suspicious package was found on March 19, 2019. CITYNEWS