16 year old stabbed on TTC

16-year-old stabbed on TTC dies from injuries

16 year old Gabriel Magalhaes has died after being stabbed on the TTC on Saturday night. It's the latest shocking attack that's become an alarming trend on Toronto's public transit system.

According to Toronto Police, Magalhaes was stabbed just before 9 p.m. while sitting on a bench on the lower level of Keele subway station.

The alleged suspect, a 22-year-old man experiencing homelessness identified as Jordan O'Brien-Tobin, approached Magalhaes and stabbed him in what was is said to be an unprovoked attack.

The suspect and victim are said not to have known each other.

Magalhaes was transported to hospital where he later died of his injuries.

O'Brien-Tobin has been charged by Toronto Police with First Degree Murder and was scheduled to appear in court earlier on Sunday.

This latest unprovoked attack will likely cause more transit riders to be on edge as they navigate the city's subways and buses. Some of the recent attacks on the TTC have included:

The sheer number of attacks on the TTC are causing some commuters to change their modes of transport and opt for cars, Ubers, cycling or walking instead. 

Self-defence courses have also popped up that are offering courses in self defence specific to enclosed-transit like settings.

Lead photo by

Fareen Karim


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