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Distressed male apprehended by police after standoff on TTC bus

Last Updated Jul 30, 2016 at 6:55 pm EST

Police investigate an incident on a TTC bus in Toronto on July 30, 2016. ERNEIL TAN

Police have apprehended a male in distress, who was confined to a TTC bus for about six hours on Saturday.

Officers responded to a call about the incident at Steeles Avenue West and Tangreen Court, west of Yonge Street, shortly before 12:30 p.m.

Police and the Emergency Task Force managed to get the passengers off the bus unharmed by around 2 p.m. and were on the scene for hours trying to take custody of the male. Witnesses said he may have been armed with a knife and was in the driver’s seat at one point.

Police safely apprehended the male before 6:30 p.m. and said he would be taken to hospital.

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