Man wanted in Public Mischief Investigation,
King Street West and Charlotte Street area,
Security camera images of man released
Broadcast time: 05:23
Monday, October 30, 2017
Case #: 2017-1939001
The Toronto Police Service requests assistance identifying a man wanted in a Public Mischief investigation.
On Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 1:01 p.m., officers responded to a call for a Person with a Gun in the King Street West and Charlotte Street area.
It was reported that:
- a man was seen with a gun
- he had forced someone into a building in the area
- numerous police officers and emergency personnel responded to this call
- roads, sidewalks and the TTC were shut down for hours as officers dealt with the dangerous situation reported
- the call has been determined to be fake
Investigators believe that a man made that call from a payphone in the Spadina Avenue and Cecil Street area.
The man is described as having a dark complexion, medium build, 5’10” - 6’2”, 25-35, wearing glasses, green camouflage jacket, black pants, black shoes, black baseball cap. He was riding a black vintage-style hybrid bicycle with a black rear mudguard and a wooden rear rack. He was carrying a black backpack.
Security camera images of the man are released.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Paul Sousa, 52 Division