Man punched wheelchair user in ‘unprovoked’ attack in Toronto: police – Toronto

Toronto police have released an image of a man accused of punching a stranger in a wheelchair in the face.

In a statement, Toronto police said they responded to a call around 5:43 p.m. in the Yonge Street and College Street area for assault. The alleged incident took place on April 25.

According to police, a man entered a building and approached a person in a wheelchair. He then punched them in the face “with a clenched fist”.

Police said the attack was unprovoked and the victim did not know the suspect.

The victim suffered a laceration under the eye, police said.

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The man was last seen walking south along Yonge Street and then west along Gerrard Street. Police said he was between 25 and 35 years old, with short, dark hair.

He was wearing a gray long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans and “construction style” boots at the time of the alleged assault. He had a red backpack, police said.

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