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Man arrested for hammer assaults,
Bloor-Yonge subway station,
Otgonbayer Dunsel, 49

Broadcast time: 08:45
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Unit: 53 Division
Phone: 416-808-5300
Case #: 2021-55326

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest made after four people were assaulted.

On Saturday, January 9, 2021, at 9 p.m., officers responded to a call at the Bloor-Yonge subway station.

It is alleged that:

- a man was in a TTC subway car when he attacked four people with a hammer

- the man was located and arrested in the subway station

- all four victims suffered non-life threatening injuries

Otgonbayer Dunsel, 49, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. two counts of Aggravated Assault
2. four counts of Assault with a Weapon
3. Weapons Dangerous
4. two counts of Fail to Comply with Probation

He appeared at court on Sunday, January 10, 2021, at Old City Hall, 60 Queen Street West, at 10 a.m., in room 112.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5300, 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 Randy Wynia, 53 Division