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Toronto police investigate 2 TTC assaults that happened roughly at the same time

Police are investigating two separate assaults on male victims by groups of young people Friday night. In both cases, the attackers fled the scene.  (Katherine Holland/CBC - image credit)
Police are investigating two separate assaults on male victims by groups of young people Friday night. In both cases, the attackers fled the scene. (Katherine Holland/CBC - image credit)

Toronto police are investigating two separate assaults that happened roughly the same time on the TTC in the city's east end on Friday.

At 5:40 p.m., police were called to Pape subway station. A male victim had been assaulted and robbed by a group of young people, police said. He was not injured.

At 5:42 p.m., police were called to a Toronto Transit Commission bus in the area of Pape and Cosburn Avenues. A man had been assaulted by a group of young people. Paramedics took him to hospital with minor injuries.

In both cases, the suspects fled the scene, police said.

Const. Alex Li, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service, said officers are searching for video and interviewing witnesses in both cases.

Li said police have not determined if the two assaults are related in any way.

The attacks come after a string of stabbings and assaults on the TTC in recent weeks.