Toronto police are looking for a woman who allegedly pushed a subway passenger onto the tracks
Toronto police have released an image of a woman wanted for attempted murder at one of the city’s subway stations.
The woman is suspected of pushing a 39-year-old woman off the subway platform and onto the tracks.
Initial reports suggested the woman had been hit by the tube train, but later reports clarified that she suffered non-life-threatening injuries when the platform fell.
The suspect is described as a blonde-haired, medium-built woman wearing a gray Levi’s shirt, black jacket, black pants, white shoes, pink and gray beanie and carrying a bag gray.
“There are a number of different motives for people to do this and they vary in every situation,” said media relations manager David Hopkinson. national post. “With this particular case, we don’t know the specific motive, as we haven’t captured the person responsible yet.”
Four months ago, another passenger was dragged and hit by a train at the same station – Yonge Bloor – after being pushed onto the tracks following an argument.
The man said World News that he walked “extremely close” to the track and said he should have been so close.
The man survived his injuries.
The assailant in this incident eventually surrendered to police and was charged with aggravated assault.
Another incident in 2018 occurred at the station when a 73-year-old man was killed after being pushed onto the tracks.
The suspect in that case later told a court that he thought the suspect was his landlord and that he “freaked out” because he was being evicted, prompting the stampede.
“I panicked,” said John Reszetnik, the attacker. “I imagined my landlord who, he kicks me out, and I can’t find a place to live, and I find myself homeless. I really did. This is not a joke. I killed him, for God’s sake.
He was later sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 14 years after pleading guilty to second degree murder.