GO Train Passenger Assaulted in Unprovoked Attack: Toronto Police Seek Suspect

GO Train Passenger Assaulted in Unprovoked Attack: Toronto Police Seek Suspect
Security camera image of a suspect sought in an alleged assault on a GO train on Oct. 29, 2023. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

Toronto Police are intensifying their search for a man who reportedly assaulted a GO train passenger in an unprovoked attack last weekend.

According to authorities, the violent encounter took place on Sunday, Oct. 29, at around 1:50 p.m. The assault occurred between the Milliken and Agincourt stations on the Stouffville Line, when the suspect allegedly struck a passenger in the face with a heavy object. Following the incident, he promptly exited the train at Agincourt Station and was last seen heading south towards Sheppard Avenue.

The victim, whose identity has not been disclosed, was rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators have provided a detailed description of the assailant. He’s said to be approximately six feet tall, weighing around 200 pounds, with short black hair and a distinguishing black beard. On the day of the assault, he was notably wearing sunglasses, a black leather jacket with grey stains, a black-hooded sweater, black jeans also with grey stains, black shoes with distinctive white soles, and untied laces. A brown wooden cane was in his possession, adding a unique characteristic to his description.

On Tuesday, Toronto police went a step further in their quest for justice by releasing images of the suspect to the public.

Toronto police spokesperson remarked, “This is an alarming incident that took place in broad daylight, and we’re asking the public for their help in identifying this individual. Every bit of information helps.”

Authorities are urging anyone with information related to this case to come forward. They can contact the Toronto police directly at 416-808-4200. Alternatively, for those who wish to remain anonymous, they can call Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477 (TIPS) or visit www.222tips.com.