Police confirm person with gun on King Street, possible hostage situation

Oct 26 2017, 7:45 pm

Update: Toronto police have said that the area is now safe, and all roads are open, calling the situation a “false alarm.”

Earlier: Toronto police have confirmed a man with a gun is in a building near King Street West and Charlotte Street.

Emergency Task Force are in the area, and police have indicated that the gun man may  have forced someone into the building.

A portion of King Street West is closed following the police incident, which began earlier on Thursday afternoon.

After responding to the scene, police closed King Street from Blue Jays Way to Spadina Avenue. The streets remain closed at this time.

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Multiple witnesses have shared photos from the area, showing heavy police presence outside a dispensary.