Toronto police arrested a male who was carrying a loaded gun at a GO Station on Wednesday evening.
The suspect was reportedly “acting strange” when transit safety officers were called.
“Upon arrival the officers investigated and found a concealed .25 caliber loaded revolver on the suspect. The officers arrested the man and turned him over to the Toronto Police Service who subsequently charged him,” said Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster, speaking of the incident at Thursday morning’s board meeting.
Person with a gun – Lawrence Ave E near Port Union Rd. @GOTransitSSD Special Constables currently have one person in custody, and they have recovered a loaded firearm. @TPS43Div officers will be assisting and continuing the arrest. 3146995 ^ma @GOtransit
— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) December 7, 2017
Metrolinx says that guns, especially loaded handguns, are rare on the transit system.
Verster publicly thanked the officers who apprehended the man, “if not for our outstanding staff—could have ended in tragedy.”
“The officers’ actions were praised publicly by Toronto Police as they likely stopped a serious crime and ensured public safety,” Vester said. “Their efforts were no doubt heroic and potentially life-saving.”