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Man gets 87 days in jail after brandishing knife at TTC subway operator

A man has been sent to jail for 87 days for brandishing a knife at a Toronto subway operator.

Man pulled knife from backpack after being asked to leave Bloor-Yonge station, TTC says

A man has been sent to jail for 87 days for brandishing a knife at a Toronto subway operator.

On Dec. 29, a man was smoking a cigarette and drinking alcohol on a platform at Bloor-Yonge and a TTC operator asked him to leave, the TTC says.

The man pulled a knife from his backpack and was arrested while he was leaving the station.

A 23-year-old man pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed weapon.

The TTC says that, on average, one of its employees is assaulted every day, ranging from punching, slapping and spitting, to threats of physical harm or death.

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