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Media Advisory

Transit Safety Officers Arrest Indecent Act Suspect on GO Train

TORONTO: January 15, 2019 – At 12:40 this afternoon, GO Transit Safety Officers received reports from train passengers in Oakville, that a male passenger was allegedly conducting an indecent act on a Lakeshore West train heading toward Union Station. Transit Safety Officers attended the scene, and after investigating arrested a 29-year-old male passenger.

Halton Police were notified and have now taken custody of the male passenger as part of their ongoing investigation.

At Metrolinx, safety is central to everything we do and Transit Safety Officers review each reported case of sexual assault or harassment on our system. Our officers are trained in investigative techniques and have the authority to pursue our own charges through the courts. We conduct thorough investigations to identify individuals allegedly involved in these types of acts on our system, and our Transit Safety Officers maintain an excellent clearance rate.

Additionally, we contact each and every victim to offer support wherever we can be of assistance.

We strongly encourage our passengers to call our 24 hour Safety Dispatch line immediately if they witness or are involved in any incidents on our property. You can program the number into your phone: 1-877-297-0642

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mediarelations@metrolinx.com | 416-202-5859

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