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Suspect in assault of Muslim women on TTC ID'd as minor

Toronto police have identified one of the suspects in the assault of Muslim women on the TTC as a minor.

2 women accosted, verbally assaulted on subway train Wednesday night

Dozens of transit riders are offering to accompany those who may feel uncomfortable travelling alone in the wake of multiple suspected anti-Muslim incidents. (Canadian Press)

Toronto police have identified one of the suspects in the assault and harassment of two Muslim women on a subway train Wednesday night as a minor. 

Police say the investigation is ongoing. 

TTC spokesman Brad Ross earlier condemned the incident, which took place at Sherbourne station.

Two men and a woman boarded a train and proceeded to make racist comments about the two Muslim women, including an implication that they could be terrorists, Ross said.

The woman allegedly also pushed one of them, Ross said.

A witness on the train activated the emergency alarm and Toronto police officers and TTC special constables responded to the scene. The offenders, however, fled.

If you have any information about the incident, police would like you to call 416-808-5100.

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