A person is under arrest after anti-Black racist graffiti was scrawled on a subway train on Friday.
Toronto Police confirm a suspect was arrested and charged in relation to the awful incident of anti-Black racism on a #TTC subway train Friday afternoon. Quick work!
— TTCStuart (@TTCStuart) June 28, 2020
TTC spokesperson Stuart Green said a Line 2 train was taken out of service after it was vandalized with “vile anti-Black racist graffiti in a clear hate crime.”
While the TTC confirmed that there were no cameras on the subway car in question, witnesses provided a suspect description to police.
A woman by the name of Dionne Samantha Callagan claims in a Facebook post that she was the one who alerted TTC officials to the racist graffiti.
Police confirm they have a suspect in custody but they have not released the person’s name due to safety concerns.
The person has been charged with mischief to property under $5,000 and harassment and police say they are not treating the incident as a hate crime.