Suspect wanted for attempted murder after woman pushed on tracks at Yonge subway station
Posted April 17, 2022 9:45 pm.
Last Updated April 18, 2022 2:11 pm.
Police are searching for a suspect now wanted for attempted murder after a woman was pushed in front of an oncoming train at Yonge subway station.
Emergency crews were called to the station at Yonge and Bloor streets just after 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Police tell CityNews a train arrived seconds after a 39-year-old woman was pushed onto the tracks by another woman on the westbound platform of the station. The victim narrowly escaped critical injuries when she was able to roll and press against the platform as the train went by.
She suffered a broken rib from the fall onto the tracks. Constable Laura Brabant says she was conscious and breathing when she was taken by paramedics to a nearby trauma centre via emergency run.
The suspect is described as a female with blonde hair and an average build. She was last seen wearing a grey ‘Levi’s’ shirt, black jacket, black pants, white shoes, pink and grey toque, and carrying a red bag. She was last seen heading westbound on Bloor Street.
Police say there did not appear to be any altercation between the victim and the suspect prior to the push. The incident occurred on the westbound platform of the station.
Subway service on both the Yonge-University and Bloor-Danforth lines resumed just before 11:30 p.m.