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Stolen suitcase thrown on tracks causes chaos at Bloor-Yonge TTC

The subway was shut down at the height of the morning rush hour for about 20 minutes.

Bloor-Yonge station was evacuated briefly at the peak of the Friday morning rush hour after a suitcase was thrown onto the tracks.

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Bloor-Yonge station was evacuated briefly at the peak of the Friday morning rush hour after a suitcase was thrown onto the tracks.

The Bloor-Yonge subway station was evacuated briefly at the peak of the Friday morning rush hour after police say a stolen suitcase was thrown on the tracks.

The subway was closed between Eglinton and Union stations on Line 1, and St. George and Broadview stations on Line 2, at around 8:30 a.m.

Police said the evacuation occurred after a man stole a suitcase and threw it onto the tracks.

The incident was reported as suspicious and a potential threat to public safety.

Police said they have retrieved the suitcase and are “reuniting it with [the] rightful owner.”

The subway was up and running again at around 8:50 a.m., about 20 minutes after the confusion began.

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