February 28, 2012

A 27-year-old man was sentenced to 20 days in jail for threatening death towards a TTC Subway Operator and his riders.

On Feb. 21, while riding a westbound train at Broadview Station, a man was threatening several customers. When the Subway Operator asked the man to stop his threats, the man threatened to kill the TTC employee and the riders on board the train. Toronto Police from 54 Division were called to the scene and took the suspect into custody. The man pleaded guilty at his bail hearing.

On Feb. 23, at College Park Courts, Ryan Boyle, 27, plead guilty to Causing a Disturbance and Threatening Death to a TTC Subway Operator and customers onboard the subway train. He was sentenced to 17 days in jail on top of his three days pre-trial custody for a total of 20 days behind bars.

On average, two TTC employees are assaulted every day, ranging from punching, slapping and spitting, to threats of physical harm or death. The TTC’s Court Advocates work with Crown Attorneys and the Courts to secure the stiffest penalties possible for those convicted of assault or threats against TTC employees, and continue to seek limits on the use of public transit in Toronto for those convicted of these crimes.

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