According to police, a suspect who reportedly pushed a lady into the tracks at a Toronto subway station on Sunday evening is now wanted on an attempted murder charge.
The event occurred shortly after 9 p.m. at Yonge Station.
When emergency personnel came, they discovered the victim conscious and breathing, according to authorities.
She was airlifted to a trauma center in critical but stable condition.
Police originally said that the woman was hit by the train, but clarified she was injured due to the fall.
On Monday, Toronto police issued a surveillance image of the suspect in an effort to identify her.
Police describe the suspect as having blonde hair with an average build. They say she was last seen wearing a grey ‘Levi’s’ shirt, black jacket, black pants, white shoes, pink and grey toque and carrying a gray bag.
It is unclear why the suspect pushed the woman and police say there is no reason to believe the two women knew one another.
The incident prompted the TTC to suspend subway service on Line 2 between St. George and Broadview stations. Trains on Line 1 were also bypassing Bloor-Yonge Station due to the incident.
Regular service resumed on both subway lines just after 11 p.m.
This is the second time in five months that someone was pushed onto the tracks at Bloor-Yonge subway station. On Nov. 26, police said a suspect shoved a man who fell onto the tracks as a train approached. In that case, 26-year-old Toronto resident Tasho Shipinkas surrendered to police. He was charged with aggravated assault.
Source_ The Canadian Press