TTC app led to suspect’s arrest
The TTC is crediting its new smartphone app for facilitating the arrest of a man suspected of two sexual assaults on the subway system.
The agency launched the SAFETTC app last month, and according to spokesperson Brad Ross, this marks the first time it has aided in an arrest.
The first incident occurred on March 28 at York Mills station. The second incident took place at St. Andrew station on Sept. 24. Ross said the victim in the second incident reported the alleged assault via the SAFETTC app.
Transit control alerted TTC special constables, Ross said. The TTC reviewed surveillance footage and identified the suspect in the second incident as the same person who allegedly committed the assault in March. Police said that on Tuesday, transit officers at Bloor-yonge station spotted the suspect and arrested him.