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Man who threatened Muslim woman in Toronto train arrested by police

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | March 18, 2023 12:35 AM

TORONTO: Police finally arrested the man who had threatened a Muslim woman with knife on a TTC Subway train last week. Police was investigating the incident as hate crime.

Police had also released the photograph of the suspect. Photo was not clear but police detcted hom on the basis of human intelligence.

Toronto police announced the arrest on Thursday, a day after releasing a photo of the suspect in the March 9 incident. The suspect has been identified as 47-year-old Philip J. Fenton.

Police said a woman on board a southbound Line 1 train was approached by an unknown man who engaged her in a conversation.

Woman who was wearing hijab told the police she was scared after seeing knife and ran for her life. She told cops, 'Never been so afraid in my life'.

The man who started conversation with the woman became agitated and allegedly produced a knife, police said. The woman quickly exited the subway train at Wilson Station.

The suspect was apprehended on Thursday morning and has been charged with weapons dangerous and assault with a weapon.

He is expected to appear in court via video on Friday morning. Police thanked the public for providing information that led to the arrest. Police believes woman was threatened being from the Muslim faith due to hatered.

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