A woman in her 20s has been stabbed multiple times on a Toronto streetcar, police say.
Toronto police say they were called to the area of Spadina and Sussex avenues around 2 p.m.
A suspect was arrested on scene, police said in a tweet.
It’s unknown if the suspect and victim knew each other.
The woman has been taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Images from the scene show multiple police SUVs with lights flashing surrounding a streetcar on Spadina. The TTC said shuttle buses will be operating to get people around the police investigation.
The stabbing comes a day after two transit workers were hurt in what police have called a “swarming” assault by 10 to 15 youth on a bus in Scarborough, three days after a TTC operator was shot with a BB gun, and after a string of other recent, violent incidents against passengers.
“There’s clearly something larger at play here,” TTC spokesperson Stuart Green said Monday.
“It is a larger societal issue at play that is outside of the domain of the TTC, but you know, clearly they’re manifesting on the TTC and so we need to be part of those discussions and we are.”
A recent report by the Amalgamated Transit Union 113 found many TTC workers who face violence and harassment on the job fear reporting it.
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