1 man arrested following lockdown at Toronto City Hall

Jul 4 2019, 3:00 am

Update: As of 4:25 pm, the lockdown at City Hall has been lifted.

City Hall is currently on lockdown as police investigate a situation located nearby, according to City of Toronto spokesperson, Brad Ross.

Ross said everyone is asked to stay inside City Hall until further instructions are given from police.

According to police, two men were spotted walking in the area of Elizabeth and Dundas Street around 2:45 pm. At this time one man dropped a gun.

The man then picked up the gun and went into the City Hall area, police said.

Officers were able to locate the men, and one male is now in custody, and the gun has been recovered.

The other male fled the scene, and the area around city hall remains in hold and secure.

Police said they believe the second man had gotten into a car, which is likely a taxi or an Uber.

Photo shared on Twitter show an armed police officer on the building’s ceremonial roof.

Members of the media that are currently inside the building said they were in a planning and housing committee meeting when the lockdown was announced.

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