Toronto police are asking for help identifying a man they say threatened to commit a shooting at an area school.
Police say they were notified of an online threat made against an unnamed Toronto school early Friday morning.
The man allegedly said in an online chat that he had a gun, was in Toronto, and planned to commit a shooting at a school on Friday.
Police say immediate steps were taken to ensure the safety of potentially targeted schools and officers started an investigation to identify and locate the man from the online chat.
The man has yet to be identified but police hope that a member of the public may recognize him from a photo posted to their website.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 19, 2020.
The Canadian Press