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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.

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.

Yesterday's package was determined to not be a threat to public safety, but the police believe it was meant to stir a reaction. 

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.

Lead photo by

Ronald Quitoriano


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