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Police on the hunt for man who attacked 15-year-old in yet another violent TTC incident

Toronto police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly attacked a 15-year-old boy earlier this year at a TTC subway station, representing yet another violent incident on the transit system in just the past few months. 

According to a news release issued Friday, police were called in for two assaults at North York Centre subway station on Jan. 30 around 12:50 p.m. 

It's reported that a man assaulted at least two victims at the station. In one incident, the man allegedly grabbed a 15-year-old boy's glasses, smashed them, and threw them back at him. 

In a separate incident, the accused spat on a man in his 50s in the platform area. Police did not reveal if the victims and the accused knew each other personally.

After the two assaults, the accused then boarded a subway train and fled southbound from the station. 

The man is described as being in his mid-30s, 5'7'', and 170 lbs. He was last seen wearing a long black jacket, dark-coloured pants, a green toque, black shoes, and was carrying a black bag. 

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Investigators are urging any other victims or witnesses to come forward. Police are also asking the public's assistance in identifying and locating the man. 

toronto ttc subway attack

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at www.222tips.com.

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