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Toronto police shoot gun wielding suspect near schools

Toronto police shoot man carrying gun near schools

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By Reuters
27 May 2022 0

May 26 (Reuters) - Toronto police shot and wounded a man who was walking down a street carrying a gun in a city neighborhood, prompting five nearby schools to be placed on lockdown, officials said on Thursday.

Medics were at the scene of the incident, and there is no wider threat to public safety, Toronto Police said on Twitter. The suspect, whose condition was not immediately clear, was described as a male in his late teens or early 20s, the police said.

The incident occurred in Port Union, a residential area north of Toronto’s city centre. All the school lockdowns were lifted after several hours, the Toronto District School Board said.

(Reporting by Rami Ayyub and Eric Beech; Editing by Leslie Adler and Sandra Maler)

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