Police looking for suspect after syringes allegedly placed outside midtown public school
A suspect wanted in connection with a mischief investigation outside Eglinton Junior Public School is pictured. (Handout /Toronto police)
Published Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:45PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:50AM EDT
Toronto Police are trying to identify a suspect who allegedly left a package containing syringes outside of a midtown elementary school.
The alleged incident happened in the area of Eglinton Avenue and Mount Pleasant Road on Tuesday morning at around 10 a.m.
Police said community safety team members saw a man leave a package by Eglinton Junior Public School and the package was then found to contain several syringes and other paraphernalia.
“Some were new [syringes] in packages and sealed, some were not, some had caps on them," Det. Sgt. Scott Bradbury said to CP24 on Wednesday. "And they saw this person leave the package, they picked it up and they called police immediately.”
The man was seen leaving the area riding a bicycle.
The suspect is described as standing around five-foot-nine, between 35 and 45 years of age with a medium build. He was wearing a white and blue Blue Jays baseball cap, a white and gray striped long-sleeved sweater under a black down vest, gray pants and black running shoes. He was last seen riding a dark coloured bicycle.
"We’re not sure who this person is or where they reside,'' Bradbury said. "They could be a person in our community, they could be a person in the shelter system. We’re unsure."
Police released an image of a suspect Tuesday evening and are asking anyone with information to contact police.
"Right now there’s obvious concerns for the children in the school, the community members in the area, that this package was left behind. We’re trying to identify who this person is so if the public could please call us if they know who this person is or see someone who is matching the description of the photo online," Bradbury said.