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Court sentences man to 120 days in jail
for incidents on TTC property



A man will be spending several months in jail, after two related incidents on TTC property.

The man assaulted and tried to rob a TTC passenger at Kennedy Station Friday, May 24. After struggling with his assailant, the victim retrieved his backpack and the suspect fled onto a subway train. At Warden Station, two TTC transit enforcement officers confronted the suspect. He attacked both officers, who suffered minor injuries. However, they managed to detain him until Toronto Police Service officers arrived on the scene.

This Tuesday, July 23, 27-year-old James Lucas pleaded guilty to robbery and breach of probation. The court sentenced him to 120 days in jail and placed him on probation for two years.

On average, at least two TTC employees are assaulted every day. The assaults range from punching, slapping and spitting, to threatening 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 assaulting or threatening TTC employees. They continue to seek ways to restrict those convicted of these crimes from using public transit in Toronto.

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