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Mississauga manhunt

UPDATE 5:05 a.m.

Police say there is no indication an explosion that injured 15 people at a Mississauga, Ont., restaurant last night was an act of terrorism or a hate crime.

Peel Region Police Chief Jennifer Evans says three people — a 35-year-old Brampton man, a 48-year-old Mississauga woman, and a 62-year-old Mississauga woman — are still in hospital, in stable condition, after the blast at the Bombay Bhel Indian restaurant last night.

Evans says another 12 people, ranging in age from 23 to 69 were treated for injuries and released from hospital.

Police say they're still looking for two men seen on security video entering the restaurant with an "improvised explosive device."

The first is light skinned, in his mid-20s, five-foot-ten to six feet tall, with a stocky build and was wearing dark blue jeans, a dark zippered hoodie and a baseball cap at the time of the explosion.

The second suspect is fair-skinned, five-foot-nine to five-foot-ten, with a thin build, and was wearing faded blue jeans, and a dark zipped hoodie.


UPDATE: 11 p.m.

Police say the explosion that injured 15 people at a Mississauga restaurant was caused by an "improvised explosive device," and two suspects remain on the loose. 

Peel Regional Police say "two suspects attended the scene," detonated the devices and fled the scene.

Peel Region paramedic Joe Korstanje said three people suffered critical injuries.

"We transported three of them to trauma centres in what I would say is critical condition just from blast injuries," he said.

Korstanje said the remaining 12 victims suffered what he described as minor and superficial injuries.

Police continue to search for the two suspects. 


ORIGINAL: 9:30 p.m.

Paramedics in Peel Region west of Toronto say 15 people have been injured in an explosion at a restaurant in Mississauga, Ont.

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.

There was also no word on what may have caused the explosion in the Bombay Bhel restaurant in a shopping plaza.

Police say they received a call about the explosion near Hurontario St. and Eglinton Ave. just after 10:30 p.m.



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