Man wanted following assault on two GO Transit employees

Aug 11 2020, 12:05 pm

Durham Police are looking for a man wanted of assault after attacking two crew members on the Whitby GO train headed to Toronto.

According to a release by Durham Police, on August 5 at about 7 pm, officers were called to the north platform of the Whitby GO station for what is stated as a “disturbance.”

A man had entered the westbound train from Oshawa, headed to Union Station, when he became involved in an argument with a Metrolinx employee while they were at Whitby station.

This is when the man in question pushed the crew member down and began attacking him.

The train engineer quickly tried to assist his coworker before he was also assaulted by the suspect.

The employees managed to get him off of the train, when he then fled on foot before police were able to arrive at the scene.

Those attacked only suffered minor injuries, according to police.

“We have zero-tolerance for this type of behaviour,” said Bill Grodzinski, GO Transit’s Chief Special Constable and Director of Transit Safety, according to Metrolinx.

“Based on the pictures, someone will be able to identify this person. We ask those people to do the right thing and call Crime Stoppers, or turn this person in to police.”

The suspect is a white male, 5’9″ with short hair and thin build. At the time, the man was seen wearing a black shirt with no sleeves, camouflage pants, a dark-coloured mask, and missing one black shoe.

Police ask anyone with information to contact Constable Roffey of the Central West Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 3949 or anonymously to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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