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Public Safety Alert,
Threatening on TTC,
Man, 27, charged,
Replica of semi-automatic pistol seized

Broadcast time: 10:26
Sunday, January 28, 2018

51 Division

Case #: 2018-155479

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a Threatening incident on the TTC.

It is alleged that:

- on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at approximately 11:50 a.m., a woman, 20, was riding a TTC bus along Sherbourne Street and was seated near the back

- a man boarded the bus, made his way to the rear, and sat next to the woman

- he then removed a bandana from his backpack and tied it around his head while using it to cover his face

- he pulled the hood from his jacket up over his head.

It is further alleged that:

- the man then stood up in front of the woman, 20

- he opened his jacket and lifted his shirt to expose a firearm tucked into the waist area of his pants

- the woman, 20, was eventually able to pull the "stop chord" on the bus and immediately exited at the next stop where she contacted 9-1-1

It is further alleged that:

- officers from 51 Division Priority Response Unit attended to this emergency call and were eventually able to locate the man.

- a search of the man was done and located was the bandana described as well as the firearm used

- further examination of the firearm determined it to be a realistic replica of a semi-automatic pistol.

Theo Dillenberg, 27, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1) Assault with a weapon
2) Uttering Threats
3) Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose

He appeared in court at College Park on Friday, January 26, 2018, 10 a.m., room 501.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Scott Spratt, 51 Division