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Police In Toronto Fatally Shoot Man Carrying A Rifle Close To An Elementary School

Toronto Police have shot and killed a man who was seen carrying a rifle close to an elementary school, the incident caused an emergency lockdown for hundreds of students.


Police shoot and killed a man carrying a rifle near an elementary school
Police shoot and killed a man carrying a rifle near an elementary school

At around 1 pm, in Scarborough's Port Union area, authorities responded to reports of a man, described as being in his late teens or early 20s carrying a firearm.


Witnesses told local news reporters that they had heard three gunshots and then saw the officers trying to revive the man.



James Ramer, local police chief, told reporters on Thursday afternoon that the event was "isolated" and there was no further threat to the public.


He added: "Due to the proximity to a school, I certainly understand the trauma and how traumatic this must have been for staff, students, and parents, given the recent events that have happened in the United States."


Ramer said that he couldn't make any further comments as the incident would be investigated by the province's Special Investigations Unit.


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