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Man arrested for death threats and assaulting a Toronto Police Officer



Broadcast time: 13:45
Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Unit: 53 Division
Phone: 416-808-5300
Case #: 2021-918384


The Toronto Police Service has arrested and charged a man after he allegedly threatened to shoot a member of the public and elected officials.

It is alleged that:

- on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, a man threatened to shoot people several times over the phone

- the threat was reported to the Toronto Police Service in the early hours of Wednesday, May 19, 2021 and police opened an investigation

- on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 19, 2021, officers attended an address in York Region to arrest the man

- while officers were there, the man got into his vehicle to drive away

- police attempted to block the vehicle and an officer got out of the car to approach the man

- the man reversed and then drove directly at the officer, causing him to jump out of the way to avoid being hit

- the man then sped away from the officers


On Thursday, May 20, 2021, Chris Saccoccia, 37, of York Region, turned himself in at 53 Division. He has been criminally charged with:

1. Three counts of Utter Death Threat
2. Assault Peace Officer with a Weapon
3. Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance

He is scheduled to appear at College Park Court, today (Thursday, May 20, 2021) in room 507.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Connie Osborne, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Scott Bradbury, 53 Division