Police say at least 15 people were injured, three critically, after two people detonated an improvised explosive in an Ontario restaurant.
The incident took place just after 10:30pm at the Bombay Bhel, an Indian restaurant in Mississauga.
These photos of the scene from the explosion at a plaza in #Mississauga sent to me from Jessica Dalessandro @Jessica87Jean. She tells me no vehicles permitted to leave cordoned off area pic.twitter.com/CeUqgaQIlC
— Antony Robart (@AntonyRobart) May 25, 2018
Paramedics say that at least three people were taken to a trauma centre in critical condition, though their conditions are now considered stable, reports Toronto City News.
At least 12 others were treated for minor injuries at two local hospitals.
#UPDATE: At least three people have been taken to a trauma centre in critical condition suffering from blast injuries following an explosion at a Mississauga restaurant https://t.co/ted7yABt2h pic.twitter.com/1dHmYK5F0V
— CityNews Toronto (@CityNews) May 25, 2018
Police report that two suspects entered the restaurant and detonated the improvised device before feeling the scene.
The first suspect is described as male in his mid-20s with light skin, five-foot-10 to six feet in height with a stocky build. He was wearing dark blue jeans, a dark zip up hoodie pulled over his head, a baseball cap with a light grey peak and his face was covered with black cloth material.
The second suspect is described as a male with fair skin, five-foot-nine to five-foot-10 with a thin build. He was wearing faded blue jeans, a dark zip up hoodie pulled over his head, a grey t-shirt, dark coloured skate shoes and his face was covered as well.
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
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