Toronto police shoot man with gun near school

Toronto police shot and injured a man who was walking down a street with a gun in a city neighborhood, and five nearby schools were placed under quarantine, officials said Thursday.

Medics were at the scene of the incident and there is no broader 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, police said.

The incident happened in Port Union, a residential neighborhood north of downtown Toronto. Three of the schools remained closed, while two others were declared “safe” due to ongoing police work in the area, the Toronto District School Board said.

“Hold and secure” is the school’s response to an incident occurring near but not on campus property, according to the CBC. The day continues as normal inside the school, but the exterior doors are locked and people cannot enter or leave.


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