An explosion has been reported at an Indian restaurant in a Toronto suburb with 15 people injured in the incident. Paramedics were called to the scene at Bombay Bhel restaurant in the area of Mississauga around 10:30 p.m. ET.
A spokesman for the paramedic service says three people were rushed to a trauma centre with critical injuries due to the blast. The other 12 people suffered what he described as minor or superficial wounds.
Peel Police, investigating the incident say an improvised explosive device is the cause of the explosion and two males detonated the device inside the restaurant and are now searching for the pair, who fled the scene immediately after the blast.
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
CBC news says the police describe the suspects as: Male, 5'10" to 6' with a stocky build, in his mid-20s. He is believed to have been wearing dark blue jeans, a dark zip-up hoodie pulled over his head, a baseball cap with a light grey peak, with his face covered with black cloth. The second is a male around 5'9 to 5'10" with fair skin, a thin build, faded blue jeans, a dark hoodie pulled over his head along with a grey T-shirt and dark skate shoes.
This is a developing story.