Broadview station shut down for second day in a row
For the second day in a row, Broadview Station was out of commission.
Yesterday, the Line 2 station was shut down for just under five hours while police looked into a suspicious package was left in the vicinity.
Shuttle buses had to operate between Castle Frank and Pape stations, bypassing Broadview while the package was investigated.
Today, a second suspicious package was found in the station, shutting it down for the second consecutive day. Toronto police were called around 6:15 a.m., and trains and streetcars were bypassing Broadview, with shuttle buses operating.
Line 2 Bloor-Danforth; Trains are not stopping at Broadview due to police activity. Shuttle buses are running between Pape and Castle Frank for any customers wishing to access Broadview Ave— TTC Service Alerts (@TTCnotices) March 19, 2019
Just before 9 a.m., police tweeted that Broadview station had been reopened, and after an investigation concluded there was no threat to public safety.
Update:— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) March 19, 2019
- CBRN team has completed their assessment
- no threat to public safety
- subway is reopened
- surrounding roadways being reopened
- thank you again for your patience #Toronto@TPS54Div @TTCnotices #GO496216^adc
Yesterday's package was determined to not be a threat to public safety, but the police believe it was meant to stir a reaction.
Another day, another suspicious package at Broadview. Land of 1000 headaches! I feel for the #TTC staff who have to deal with all kinds of problems, especially when an idiot or two can cause such havoc.— Leila B Curly (@Leila_b_curly) March 19, 2019
.....also I’m grateful that I can walk to work
Police have identified 53-year-old Kamal Badri as a suspect in yesterday's incident. He has now been taken into custody by police.
There has been no announcement yet of a connection between the two incidents.
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