Toronto metro operator injured in gang attack: police

A TTC operator suffered a concussion and other injuries after being attacked by as many as six people on Saturday night.

Toronto police said they were called to Sheppard-Yonge Station just before 10pm for assault.

The train driver was past the platform when he was approached and attacked by as many as six assailants.

Paramedics said the operator was taken to hospital for treatment for a concussion and other head injuries.

Police said they had arrested two suspects at the scene, but were looking for more.

Police said both suspects, a man and a woman, were under the age of 18.

They were charged with assault with bodily harm, making threats and mischief to property.

In a statement Sunday afternoon, ATU Local 113, the union that represents TTC workers, said the operator was released from the hospital earlier in the day and is recovering at home.

“ATU Local 113 officials have been in contact with the member. On behalf of all members, we wish them a full and speedy recovery.”

Last month, two TTC bus drivers were stabbed in separate incidents.

Metro service was temporarily suspended in Sheppard-Yonge, but will resume normally on Sunday.

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