The victim of a fatal stabbing at Toronto’s High Park Station has been identified as 31-year-old Vanessa Kurpiewska.
Another woman was also injured in the incident, which occurred on Thursday afternoon. Both women were rushed to the hospital, where Kurpiewska passed on.
A man identified as 52-year-old Jia Jin was arrested at the scene and has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder.
Jin is scheduled to appear in court today.
In a statement, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) said its thoughts are “with the victims and their families, friends and loved ones at this difficult time.”
“TTC CEO Rick Leary spoke to Toronto Police Chief James Ramer this afternoon and, as always, offered our full support as his officers investigate,” the statement read.
The TTC said the safety of its customers and employees is “paramount to all the TTC does.”
“At this time, the TTC doesn’t have specifics about this incident and TPS continues to investigate,” the statement read.