A security guard working at Toronto’s Atrium mall on Bay Street is being praised for his take down of a machete-wielding assailant Wednesday afternoon.
Toronto Police have arrested a 35 year old man near the Eaton Centre after an unprovoked attack with a machete against a 30 year old.
Cops got the call just after 4:30pm of a man wielding a machete and menacing against another. The victim has been sent to the hospital with a head and leg injury.
The guard tackled the man from behind. He’s been in the security business for many years. His employer has praised his performance, saying that it was “executed perfectly”, and that their officers are trained to deal with situations just like this.
Michael Soberal, the manager of security at H&R REIT (owner of the Atrium), told the media that “iIt’s one of the busiest intersections, of course, in Canada and it takes a unique type of officer to be able to work down here.”
Witness reports suggest that the suspect was screaming “F*** White People” before the attack occurred.
He’s been arrested by police. Toronto Police say the suspect faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and possession of a weapon.