Suspect arrested after GO Transit station staff member assaulted
A man has been charged after a Metrolinx staff member was attacked at Bloor GO Station.
Jul 16, 2020
Police have apprehended a suspect after a Metrolinx employee was badly assaulted last month at Bloor GO Station.
The attack took place on June 27, 2020, and the staff member sustained significant injuries. Following the incident, a male suspect fled the area before Toronto Police Service (TPS) arrived.
Officials note that civilians were quick to rush in to help the victim.
TPS arrested the man earlier this week in the Sheppard Avenue and Yonge Street area.
To Appear In Court Today
Jahmore Walker White, 27, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with assault, and is scheduled to appear in a Toronto court today (July 16).
Bill Grodzinski, Security Director of Transit Safety and GO Transit’s Chief Special Constable, said the Metrolinx employee is doing alright, but still recovering.
Grodzinski praised the cooperative efforts of law enforcement, including TTC Special Constables as well as the TPS. He also commended the many citizens who came to the staff member’s aid, following the assault.
He stressed Metrolinx’s zero tolerance toward violence aimed at transit staff, as well as customers, and stressed that everyone’s safety is paramount.