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Police looking for man behind false gun sighting on King Street (PHOTOS)

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DH Toronto Staff Oct 30, 2017 6:33 am 120

Police are looking for the man behind last week’s supposed gun sighting in downtown Toronto that resulted in a false alarm that shut down King Street for several hours.

The man is wanted for public mischief.

According to police, on Thursday, October 26 at 1:01 pm, officers responded to a call for a man 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 and numerous police officers and emergency personnel responded to the call.

Police are now looking for this man, who is described as having a dark complexion, medium build, 5’10” – 6’2”, between the ages of 25 to 35, wearing glasses, a green camouflage jacket, black pants, black shoes, and a black baseball cap. Investigators believe that a man made the call from a payphone in the Spadina Avenue and Cecil Street area.

He was riding a black vintage-style hybrid bicycle with a black rear mudguard and a wooden rear rack and he was also carrying a black backpack.

Security footage has since been released and images of the wanted man can be seen below.

Public Mischief

Toronto Police Service

Public Mischief

Toronto Police Service

Public Mischief

Toronto Police Service

Anyone who witnessed or recorded the incident is asked to contact Toronto Police at 416-808-5200  or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

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