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Suspect in Mississauga restaurant explosion may be female: police

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DH Toronto Staff May 29, 2018 2:12 pm 1,971

Peel Police believe that one of the two suspects wanted in connection with last week’s Mississauga restaurant bombing is a female.

Initially both suspects were believed to be male.

On Tuesday, at a press conference, police said they determined the improvised explosive device (IED) was homemade.

“What lead the suspects to detonate the device is still unclear,” said Rob Ryan of Peel police, adding that no one has claimed responsibility.

On Thursday night, 15 people were injured following the bombing at Bombay Bhel located at Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue.

The suspects fled the scene immediately after the explosion and police are still seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the parties.

The first suspect is described as approximately 5’10” to 6 feet tall with a stocky build. The suspect was wearing dark pants, a dark coloured hoodie pulled over their head, a baseball cap and the face was covered with dark material.

The second suspect is described as approximately 5’10” to 6 feet tall with a medium build. This suspect was wearing blue jeans, a dark coloured hoodie pulled over head and the face was covered with dark material.

Police say the suspects went to great lengths to hide their identities.

“This is a complex case, and it’s going to take time to solve,” said Ryan. “Assistance from the community is critical.”

Police have set up a full-time task force to work on this incident and a dedicated phone line 1-866-966-0616. They say the Force will explore every possible avenue and every available lead.

Anyone with information about the Mississauga restaurant explosion can call the dedicated tip line, available 24 hours a day.

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