Police have released a photo of two suspects who detonated an explosive device in a restaurant in Mississauga, a city in the Canadian province of Ontario. At least 15 people have been injured.
Police say they received a call for “an incident” at 10:32 pm and have cordoned off the area. Local media report that there has been an explosion at an Indian restaurant in the central area of the city.
Police and paramedics say the total number of injured people is at least 15. At least three of those were hospitalized with “critical blast injuries.”
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Some locals are posting on social media that incendiary devices were found at the scene. When asked about those reports, the police media officer neither confirmed nor denied it. K9 units and officers armed with assault rifles are seen in pictures from the scene.
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Two men were reportedly seen entering the restaurant seconds before the explosion went off, Toronto Sun columnist Joe Warmington wrote on Twitter, citing a witness. Three loud bangs were heard at the moment of the explosions, according to the witness. A bomb squad has reportedly been dispatched to the scene.
Police have launched a manhunt for the suspects, asking the public for assistance in identifying the men. Police described one of the suspected perpetrators as a male in his mid-20s with a black mask and a hoodie pulled over his head. The other man was wearing a similar hoodie and his face was also covered. The assailants fled the restaurant “immediately” after the blast, police say.