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 is wanted by police. (Handout)
Published Thursday, December 2, 2021 4:34PM EST
A suspect who allegedly pushed a man onto the tracks at Bloor-Yonge subway station last week has turned himself in to Toronto police.
Officers were called to the downtown station at approximately 5:22 p.m. on Nov. 26 for a report of unknown trouble. Police said a 36-year-old man was carrying a large box on the platform at the time when he accidentally made contact with the suspect.
The suspect then allegedly pushed the man who fell onto the tracks as a train approached
Police told CTV News Toronto on Wednesday that the victim tried to get himself off the tracks but he was eventually struck and dragged by the train.
He sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries and was treated in hospital following the incident.
In a news release issued Thursday, investigators said that 26-year-old Toronto resident Tasho Shipinkas surrendered to police on Wednesday.
Shipinkas was charged with aggravated assault.
He is scheduled to appear in a Toronto courtroom on Friday.