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.
PERSON WITH A GUN:
King St + Charlotte St
-ETF now trying to de-escalate
-Unknown if anyone in bldg
-Please have patience
— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) October 26, 2017
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.
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).