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TTC Assault Investigation,
Man Arrested,
Joshua Byer, 32

Broadcast time: 16:30
Sunday, August 30, 2020

32 Division

Case #: 2020-247711

The Toronto Police would like to thank the public for their assistance in relation to an assault investigation.

On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at approximately 8:20 p.m., a woman was onboard a TTC bus in the area of Finch Subway Station.

See previous news release.

It is alleged:

- a man, for unknown reasons, violently struck the woman on the side of her head

- he then fled the bus in an unknown direction

On Friday, August 19, 2020, at 7:30 a.m., Joshua Byer, 32, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1. Assault Causing Bodily Harm

He is scheduled to appear in Toronto North Court, on October 8, 2020, in courtroom 301.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.

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Constable Laura Brabant, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Scott MacDonald, 32 Division