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Suspect sought after passenger pulls a knife on the subway

Last Updated Aug 19, 2019 at 1:49 pm EDT

Security image of a suspect who pulled a knife on the TTC on Aug. 18, 2019. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

Toronto police have released security camera images of a suspect who allegedly brandished a knife on a TTC subway over the weekend.

It was reported that just before 3 p.m. on Sunday a passenger on board the subway began yelling, swearing and pacing around the car.

The man then allegedly pulled a large kitchen knife from a duffel bag and continued to pace around.

Police said other passengers on the train notified TTC officials who then called 911.

The suspect then put the knife back into the duffel bad and fled the train at Yonge/Bloor Station, exiting the station.

The man is described as five feet 10 inches tall with a thin build, and straight, black hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt with “Canada” written on the front, black, knee-length shorts and white, flip-flop sandals. He was also carrying a black duffel bag.

Police are warning the public not to approach the man if they see him but to call 911 immediately.

Security image of a suspect who pulled a knife on the TTC on Aug. 18, 2019. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

 

Security image of a suspect who pulled a knife on the TTC on Aug. 18, 2019. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service