TTC staff chased with syringe downtown; suspect arrested

Two TTC workers were chased by a person wielding a syringe. It happened near Yonge and Dundas. Police say one person has been arrested.

One person is under arrest after a pair of TTC workers were chased by a person with a syringe in downtown Toronto.

Officers responded to the incident at Yonge and Dundas streets around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Police say the employees were able to get away after they were chased. A suspect was arrested at the scene.

No injuries were reported.

The incident comes after two other attacks against TTC staff in the last week.

Two uniformed TTC employees were swarmed and injured aboard a bus in Scarborough on Monday. The two workers suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

A TTC bus driver was shot with a BB gun over the weekend while waiting to take over a bus on Saturday evening. The driver was hit in the head and abdomen but did not suffer any serious injuries, according to police.

The head of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 113, representing local transit workers, says the disturbing rash of attacks are causing irreparable harm. The union is calling for more punishment for anyone who commits acts of violence on public transit.

On Thursday, a woman was stabbed on a downtown streetcar in an apparent random assault.

Earlier in the month, police said they were trying to locate and speak with people who were swarmed and assaulted by a group of girls at several subway stations on Dec. 17, 2022.

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