Man arrested after suspicious package found for second straight day at Broadview station

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Man arrested after suspicious package found for second straight day at Broadview station


Toronto police have charged one man and Broadview station has reopened Tuesday morning after a suspicious package was found for the second straight day, disrupting the commute for thousands of TTC passengers again.

Special TTC constables found the package at around 6:15 a.m. and police said it was “deliberately placed” at the station, prompting officials to shut down Broadview station.

Kamal Badri, 53, of no fixed address, has been arrested after a suspicious package was left at Broadview station Monday and Tuesday.
Kamal Badri, 53, of no fixed address, has been arrested after a suspicious package was left at Broadview station Monday and Tuesday.  (Katrina Arrogante / Toronto Police Service)

Toronto police’s Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear team was at the scene and determined the package wasn’t dangerous.

Police tweeted there is “no threat to public safety.”

Regular service resumed by 9 a.m. at Broadview station, the TTC said. The surrounding roads have also reopened.

This comes one day after another suspicious package was removed from Broadview station, which closed the area for more than four hours Monday morning.

Kamal Badri, 53, of no fixed address, was wanted in connection with Monday’s incident and he was arrested Tuesday morning.

Police said Badri was arrested roughly one hour before officers found the package Tuesday.

Badri was charged with two counts of mischief interfering with property over, two counts of public mischief, two counts of failing to comply an undertaking given to a justice, failing to re-attend court and uttering threats.

He is scheduled to appear in a Toronto court on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Police will reveal more details on their investigation of the suspicious package in a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

Emerald Bensadoun is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @twerk_vonnegut

Claire Floody is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @claire_floody





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