Three imitation firearms seized after officers respond to gun call,
Spadina Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard West area
Broadcast time: 11:53
Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
Unit: 14 Division
Case #: 2021-933543
Three air pistols have been recovered by the Toronto Police Service as part of an investigation into reports of a person with a gun.
At approximately 11.30 a.m., on Thursday, May 20, 2021, police responded to a call for a man with a gun in the Spadina Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard West area.
It is reported:
- a man was holding a gun next to a tent on an encampment site
- officers immediately responded and searched the area to locate the man
- during their inquiries, they discovered three air cartridge pellet guns in the same area the man was witnessed standing
- for public safety reasons, the imitation firearms were seized
The man was described as having a tanned complexion, in his 30s, slim, with short grey hair, wearing a grey shirt and dark pants.
Officers are working to identify him and locate him.
Although air pellet guns are not illegal, they can seriously injure people and animals. They have also been known to be used in crimes such as robberies and hold-ups, as they often look like real guns.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, 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.
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Connie Osborne, Corporate Communications, for Inspector Manny Mann, 14 Division