[PeterPaul.ca] — An unidentified man was stabbed to death during an altercation at Scarborough Town Centre’s transit terminal, police said.
Emergency crews responded just before 9:30 p.m. on Friday and found the victim without vital signs at the bus bay, which was reportedly packed with witnesses. He was rushed to hospital via emergency run but almost an hour later, police confirmed that he had died.
The Toronto Star reported that the victim of the stabbing was a teenager.
Homicide detectives took over the investigation and were later observed at the scene taking notes and interviewing witnesses. Detectives were joined by dozens of Toronto police officers who secured every inch of the crime scene, which stretched almost the entire length of the station.
Police held all buses as they entered the terminal to interview drivers and review surveillance footage, halting transit service for hours and creating a log jam of empty buses stretching to Brimley Road.
“Just get on this one and we will get you home somehow,” a TTC supervisor said as he fused multiple routes all into one bus just to get everybody home. “I am going east, Malvern, Ellesmere, McCowan and Sheppard, go right in.”
All buses entered the station via Brimley Road on the west side of the mall, the opposite side from where they usually enter on the east side. Commuters were sandwiched on the northwest corner of the transit terminal for hours, hoping to catch a ride home or close enough.
Police have yet to confirm the victim’s identity, the circumstances surrounding his death or suspect description[s] as of press time.