Police seeking two suspects following IED explosion at Mississauga restaurant

May 25 2018, 6:42 pm

Two suspects are being sought after an Improvised Explosive Device was detonated inside a Mississauga restaurant last night.

15 people were injured and transported to local hospitals last night following the incident at Bombay Bhel located at Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue. Among them, three people with critical blast injuries were taken to a Toronto Trauma Centre and have since been upgraded to stable condition.

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

Security footage released by Peel Police shows the suspects with covered faces, but the first is described as a male in his mid-20s, 5’10 to 6 feet with a stocky build, light skin, and wearing dark blue jeans, dark zip-up hoodie pulled over a baseball cap with light grey peak.

The second male, described as 5’9″ to 5’10” with fair skin and a thin build wearing faded blue jeans, a dark zip-up hoodie, grey t-shirt, dark-coloured skate shoes.

Speaking to reporters this morning, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie called on the perpetrators to turn themselves in.

Police chief Jennifer Evans addressed the media on site as well. While she wouldn’t comment on if this was a targeted attack, she did confirm that two private birthday parties were occurring inside the restaurant at the time of the incident.

More to come.

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