Images of the suspects have been released. In the wake of the blast, authorities say three people have suffered critical injuries and were taken to a trauma centre.
A blast at an Indian restaurant in Mississauga has injured at least 15 people, with three people suffering critical injuries.
One witness said the explosion he heard was ‘“A big one … I was in the bathroom with my kid, so I came out and everybody’s hidden there,” he said, adding he saw broken glass and blood.”
In a Tweet, Peel Paramedics shared details on the number of people injured:
“@Peel_Paramedics have transported 15 pts. from The Bombay Bhel restaurant in Mississauga. 3 pts. were taken to trauma centres with critical blast injuries.”
— Peel Paramedics (@Peel_Paramedics) May 25, 2018
According to a report, “Police said they received a call about the explosion in the plaza near Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue just after 10:30 p.m. and the plaza remained sealed off early Friday. Andre Larrivee, who lives in a nearby condo, says he was watching television and heard a loud explosion. “It was really loud,” he said, comparing the noise to an electric generator that had exploded at a nearby construction site recently.”
The Peel Regional Police are now saying that two suspects are behind the attack. Police say the suspects “detonated an Improvised Explosive Device.” They released images of the suspects below:
2 suspects attended the scene, detonated an Improvised Explosive Device within the restaurant. Several injured were taken to local hospital and 3 in critical condition were taken to a Toronto Trauma Centre. pic.twitter.com/yzCT59UVN6
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPoliceMedia) May 25, 2018
Video from the aftermath of the blast can be seen below:
— Jeremy Cohn (@JeremyGlobalTV) May 25, 2018
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