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Update: Man charged for allegedly hijacking TTC bus for Tim Hortons run

Toronto police say nobody was injured in the early Friday morning incident.

A Tim Hortons restaurant is seen in a file photo.

Torstar News Service

A Tim Hortons restaurant is seen in a file photo.

A man was arrested after allegedly forcing a TTC driver to take him to a Tim Hortons restaurant.

According to police, the suspect was armed with a knife when he boarded the bus at Martingrove Rd. and Steeles Ave at about 12:30 a.m. There were no passengers on board at the time.

The armed man then forced the driver to skip several stops before the bus pulled into a Tim Hortons parking lot, police say.

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The suspect disembarked the bus and went into the restaurant where he was later arrested by responding officers. Nobody inside was hurt.

TTC spokesperson Brad Ross confirmed the driver was also uninjured in the incident.

“The TTC is grateful our employee was not injured and thanks police for their quick action,” he said in a statement. “The driver was shaken, of course, by this very brazen crime.”

Daniel Ferreira, 31, is facing five charges, including assault with a weapon, mischief endangering life, forcible confinement and uttering threats.