Canada News

Get the latest new in Candada


Man seriously injured after jumping on subway tracks while fleeing from Toronto police

A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after jumping onto the subway tracks at Sherbourne station while trying to run from police.

According to police, officers responded to a report of a man assaulting a woman on the subway platform at Sherbourne Station around 12 p.m. on Friday.

Police allege the man jumped down onto the subway tracks while trying to flee from responding officers, injuring himself in the process.

Toronto police said the man did not sustain injuries from being hit by a train but didn’t confirm how he was injured.

At this time, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has not been contacted, police said.

Paramedics told Global News they transported an adult male to a local hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.

Story continues below advertisement

Global News

Subway service between St George and Woodbine stations is suspended while police investigate. Shuttle buses are running, but TTC said there may be delays due to increased traffic.

Breaking news from Canada and around the world sent to your email, as it happens.

“We do not have an ETA yet for when service will resume in this area,” TTC said on X.

This incident comes as the transit agency deals with an ongoing issue on Line 2.

On Friday morning, the TTC said there is no subway service on Line 2 between Kipling Station and Jane Station after a track-level fire and it “could be a couple of days” before service fully resumes.

“This has been a trying day for TTC Line 2 customers and we sincerely apologize,” TTC said.

Story continues below advertisement

With files from Gabby Rodrigues.

More on Toronto

&© 2024 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

View original article here Source