The Toronto Police Service has released images of a suspect wanted for three separate hate-motivated assaults that occurred on the TTC.
Officers were called for reports of an assault at Christie Subway Station just before 9 am on April 9. A man allegedly spit on a person on the station’s eastbound platform and then fled.
Around 11 am on April 11, officers were called to Lansdowne Subway Station for reports of an assault.
According to police, a man spit on a woman and yelled racial slurs at her. He also allegedly threatened a bystander who tried to intervene before fleeing on an eastbound train.
Roughly an hour later, officers were called for reports of an assault at Wellesley Subway Station. A man allegedly spit on a woman and then fled the area.
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“Investigators believe the same man is responsible for all three assaults,” police said.
“After consultation with the Service’s Specialized Hate Crime Unit, the assault is being treated as a suspected hate crime.”
Toronto Police have released security camera images of the suspect. He is described as being between 20 and 30 years old, 5’7″, with a slim build.
He was wearing a black hooded jacket with horizontal white stripes, a black toque, black shoes, and was carrying a black backpack.
Anyone who recognizes the man or who has information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1100. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers via 416-222-8477).