The Toronto police have charged a man after allegedly threatening TTC passengers with axes inside a Toronto subway station during the busy morning rush hour.
According to police, on Wednesday, December 12 just before 8 am, officers responded to a call for a person with a knife at Ossington Subway Station.
However, police have confirmed that the man, who was acting in a “strange manner” was carrying three axes when he entered a TTC train at Ossington, heading eastbound to Spadina Subway Station.
Once he arrived at Spadina, he walked to the streetcar platform and began swinging the largest of the axes in a threatening manner, causing numerous people to flee the area.
The man fled the station by running into the streetcar tunnel where he was eventually detained by officers.
Police say 33-year-old Dean Watson of Toronto is now charged with weapons dangerous, carrying a concealed weapon, assault with a weapon, mischief and failure to comply with probation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 416-808-5300.
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