A 30-year-old man is accused of stabbing a TTC employee early Wednesday.
The attack occurred around 6 a.m. on a subway train near the Dupont station stop when a man confronted a 46-year-old employee and an altercation started.
“The TTC employee was on his way to work this morning and suffered two stab wounds to the back,” Toronto Police Insp. Michael Williams said Wednesday.
“His injuries are non-life threatening and should likely be discharged (from hospital) today,” he said. “Which is very good and positive to hear.”
Police said the on-duty TTC employee was travelling south on the University line. A man was being disruptive on the train, according to police, and when the TTC worker asked the man to stop the man “became aggressive, attacked, and stabbed the TTC employee.”
Dupont St + Spadina Rd
– a 30-year-old man has been arrested and is facing assault cause bodily harm charges
– any witnesses, or anyone w/info contact @TPS14Div#GO260416
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) February 9, 2022
Williams said police gathered video of the attacker from TTC cameras and spoke to witnesses who were on the train and at the station.
The suspect — later identified by police as Murice Stephens, of Toronto — fled out to the street level.
He is charged with assault, assault causing bodily harm and weapons dangerous.
Shuttle buses were brought in since a portion of the subway line was shut down.
Through quick and alert work, #TTC Special Constables apprehended a suspect in this morning’s stabbing of a TTC employee and turned them over to police for further investigation.
The following statement was just sent to employees from CEO Rick Leary. pic.twitter.com/o8Sq3HFCkx
— TTCStuart 🚈🗣️ (@TTCStuart) February 9, 2022