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Suspect who allegedly pushed man onto subway tracks surrenders to Toronto police


A suspect who allegedly pushed a man onto the tracks at Bloor-Yonge subway station last week surrendered to Toronto police.

Officers were called to the downtown station around 5:22 p.m. on November 26 with a report of unknown unrest. Police said a 36-year-old man was carrying a large box on the platform the moment he accidentally made contact with the suspect.

The suspect then allegedly pushed the man who fell on the tracks as a train approached

Police told CTV News Toronto on Wednesday that the victim tried to get off the tracks, but was eventually struck and dragged by the train.

He suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and was treated in hospital following the incident.

In a press release on Thursday, investigators said Tasho Shipinkas, a 26-year-old Torontonian, surrendered to police on Wednesday.

Shipinkas was charged with aggravated assault.

He is scheduled to appear in a Toronto courtroom on Friday.

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