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Arrest made in connection to incident that forced Toronto schools into hold and secure

Last Updated Oct 22, 2020 at 2:40 am EDT

Danny Andres Elias, 28, of Toronto, was arrested on Tuesday. (Toronto Police) Toronto Police

Toronto Police have made an arrest after several schools in the Eglinton West neighbourhood were forced into a hold and secure earlier this week.

28-year-old Toronto resident Danny Andres Elias has been arrested on four charges including possession of a weapon and threatening death.

Police were called to the Allen Road and Eglinton Avenue West area on early Monday morning after reports of someone with a gun nearby.

They found a man that was allegedly carrying two firearms. He was dressed in a swat suit, balaclava and an army cap.

Several schools in the area went into a hold and secure as a result.

On Tuesday morning officers were called to the same area after getting reports of a man on a bridge wearing camouflage and a bullet-proof vest. Upon arrival they arrested the man.

Elias was schedule to appear in court on Wednesday morning.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with further information is being asked to contact police.


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