Toronto

Uber driver facing 2 assault charges after alleged attack this weekend

Toronto police have charged an Uber driver with two counts of assault following an incident that took place in front of a downtown hotel Saturday night.

Toronto police have charged an Uber driver after an incident in front of a downtown hotel

Toronto police have arrested an Uber driver following an alleged assault in front of a downtown hotel Saturday night. (Nabil K. Mark/Associated Press)

Toronto police have charged an Uber driver with two counts of assault following an incident that took place in front of a downtown hotel Saturday night.

The alleged assault happened at around 7.30 p.m. in the Harbour Square and Yonge Street area. 

Toronto Police Const. Jenifferjit Sidhu told CBC News that the two victims involved were both passengers, one 33-year-old woman and one 50-year-old woman. She said the assault took place both inside and outside the vehicle and both women suffered minor injuries, though the 50-year-old woman "suffered an injury to her left ring finger that may require surgery."

The driver, a 42-year-old male, was taken into custody and released on the same day, Sidhu said.

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