Man arrested after suspicious packages left at Broadview TTC station two mornings in a row

Toronto police have arrested a man in connection with incidents this morning and yesterday in which a suspicious package was left at Broadview TTC station.

By RUSHANTHI KESUNATHAN

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with leaving two suspicious packages prompting Broadview station to shut down for several hours for the second day in a row this week.

Kamal Badri, 53, is in custody and faces numerous charges for allegedly placing packages at the station on Monday, March 18, and Tuesday, March 19, morning, Toronto police said.

As police investigated the packages, trains, buses, and streetcars did not stop at Broadview and shuttle buses ran between Pape and Castle Frank stations, the TTC said in a tweet.

Police responded to calls of the second suspicious package at Broadview station on Tuesday morning at 6:15 a.m., police said.

Special TTC Constables located the item, Toronto police said via Twitter.

Badri has been charged with two counts of mischief interfere with property, two counts of public mischief, utter threats, two counts of fail to comply undertaking given to a justice, and fail to attend court.

He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, March 19, afternoon.

Regular TTC service at Broadview station resumed at 9 a.m.


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