Two men sought after blast at Ontario restaurant wounds 15

Clay Curtis
May 26, 2018

Canadian police were looking for two suspects who walked into a crowded restaurant Thursday night and detonated a bomb, injuring 15 people, but police said on Friday the incident did not appear to be a hate crime or linked to global terror.

The hoodie-clad men were seen carrying an "improvised explosive device" at the time and then fled the scene in an unidentified vehicle, Evans said.

Police say they received a call about the explosion near Hurontario St. and Eglinton Ave. just after 10:30 p.m.

12 people suffered minor or superficial injuries and were taken to three separate hospitals, paramedics said.

Three persons suffered "critical blast injuries" and were rushed to a Toronto trauma centre, CBC news reported.

Meanwhile, Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj said she was in touch with the country's representatives in Canada following the attack on an Indian restaurant, promising "our missions will work round the clock".

They were seen fleeing eastbound on foot from the scene, immediately following the explosion.

An explosion was reported at an Indian restaurant in Canada's Ontario on Friday.

Police have released surveillance camera images of the two suspects and have reached out to other Greater Toronto Police forces to ensure that they are looking for them as well, Evans said.

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Police asked for the public's help and released a photo of the suspects, both with dark hoodies pulled over their heads and their faces covered.

One of the suspects is described as 5'10 to 6 feet tall, mid-20s and having a stocky build. "The people who have done this need to answer for their crimes and they need to be brought to justice".

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack and the motive is not known.

All of the people who were sent to the hospital have recovered enough to be released according to police.

"Nothing was said by these individuals", Bertram said.

"There was a child's birthday party".

The Indian consulate in Toronto tweeted it had opened a helpline for those seeking assistance following the explosion.

Police found a pair of gloves about five minutes north of the restaurant and cordoned off the area.

The second hooded figure is described as male, 1.77m-1.82m, fair skin, thin build, faded blue jeans, dark zip-up hoodie hood pulled over head, grey T-shirt, dark coloured skate shoes, face covered. The plaza where the explosion took place has been sealed off, the police added.

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