ttc subway man pushed

Man pushes stranger in front of subway at Toronto's busiest TTC station

Toronto Police are searching for a suspect in an aggravated assault investigation after a man was pushed in front of an oncoming subway train at Bloor-Yonge Subway Station.

The terrifying incident occurred just after the start of the busy Friday evening rush hour, officers responding to a call for unknown trouble at 5:22 p.m. on Nov 26, at the busiest subway interchange in Canada.

Police say that a 36-year-old man was carrying a large box on the subway platform when he accidentally bumped into another commuter on the platform. Words were exchanged, and the unknown assailant then pushed the parcel-carrying passenger onto the tracks, and into the path of an oncoming train.

What happened next was pure chaos. The train struck the man and dragged him a distance along the tracks, as the suspect made off on foot through the crowd of stunned evening commuters.

The victim was treated in the hospital for injuries, and luckily, survived a scenario that easily could have ended up far worse.

Toronto Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying and locating the man responsible for the attack, though there isn't a whole lot to go on.

Three photographs of the suspect have been released by cops, though only one of the images is clear enough to make out distinguishing features.

He is described as 6'0", with a slim build, and light brown hair. At the time of the incident, the suspect was photographed wearing a black jacket over a light brown hoodie, along with black pants, grey running shoes, and a blue backpack with a floral print design.

Lead photo by

Toronto Police Service

Latest Videos

Latest Videos

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Toronto mourning loss of iconic giant telescope landmark but people don't need to worry

Wild Toronto fight video shows man choking another passenger on the TTC

CBC/Radio-Canada laying off 600 employees nationwide

Toronto home lights up street with over-the-top Christmas lights display

Toronto neighbourhood has been taken over by giant inflatable Santas

A bunch of new laws take effect in 2024 for Toronto as well as Ontario and Canada

Police box in alleged drunk driver in shocking Highway 401 takedown video

Ontario universities facing insolvency are latest victims of Doug Ford's cuts