Update: Toronto Police Officer Injured In Incident
A Toronto police officer suffered non-life threatening injuries after attempting to stop a break-in at an apartment building in the Yonge and Sheppard area.
The off-duty officer was inside an apartment building at 4978 Yonge Street around 11:30 a.m. Thursday when he confronted two male suspects and was assaulted. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun. The officer suffered injuries to his arm.
The two suspects are described as black men in their 20's, one with a heavy build wearing a bright lime green hoodie, while the other is said to have a thinner build.
Police are searching the area for the two and believe that not long after the incident both suspects were a long way away from the area.
The hunt for an armed man in her neighbourhood was a shock for Sipora, who lives in a building across the street from where the incident took place.
"Oh my god," she said when told what happened and the search for the gunman. "It's scary. You never know who is going to run into him."
"To that someone has got a gun around here is surprising," says Matt who also lives nearby.
Officers at the scene said they were able to get surveillance video of the two from cameras in the building.
(With files from Suzette Francis)