TORONTO – A aggravated assault investigation is underway after a man was allegedly pushed onto the tracks at Bloor-Yonge subway station and dragged by an approaching train last week, Toronto police said.
Officers responded to a call for unknown issues at the downtown train station around 5:22 p.m. on November 26. Police said a 36-year-old man was carrying a large box on the dock at the time.
The man carrying the box accidentally contacted another man, police said, and an argument ensued.
It was then that the 36-year-old was allegedly pushed by the suspect and fell onto the tracks as a train approached.
Police told CTV News Toronto the victim tried to get off the tracks, but was eventually hit and dragged by the train.
His injuries are serious but are not life threatening, police said. He was treated in hospital following the incident.
The suspect is described by police as six feet tall, with a slim build and light brown hair. He was wearing a black coat, a tan hoodie with the hood up, black pants, gray running shoes and a blue backpack with a floral pattern at the time of the alleged attack.
Anyone with information relating to the investigation is urged to contact Toronto Police or Crime Stoppers.
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