Toronto Police looking for man accidentally released from custody

Oct 23 2020, 7:59 am

Toronto Police have issued an Ontario-wide warrant for a 24-year-old man who they allege was accidentally released from custody.

TPS say that on July 16, a man appeared in court to answer to criminal charges.

Although the charges were stayed by the court, police say the man was remanded in custody for other charges. However, he was released from the holding facility by mistake.

Police say Michael Berhane is wanted on 12 charges, including possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded restricted firearm, and possession of property obtained by crime.

“He is believed to be violent and dangerous,” Toronto Police say. “If located, do not approach. Call 9-1-1 immediately.”

Anyone with information on Berhane’s whereabouts is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

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