Multiple Toronto schools locked down after police shoots a male carrying rifle

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Toronto/Several Toronto schools were reportedly in lockdown after a person was shot by police near an elementary school in Scarborough’s Port Union area on Thursday afternoon, first responders and an eyewitness said.

Police were called to Maberley Crescent and Oxhorn Road for reports of a person carrying a rifle on the street around 1 p.m.

An officer discharged a firearm at a suspect, Police said, striking them at least once.

The suspect is in police custody now in unknown condition.

Video obtained from the scene shows officers cordoning off a section of Port Union Road. An orange tarp was seen covering something on the sidewalk.

Joseph Howe Senior Public School, Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute, St. Brendan Catholic School and William G Davis Junior Public School were all initially placed under lockdown. Charlottetown Junior Public School and Centennial Road Junior Public School were on hold and secures.

As of 3 p.m., all lockdowns and hold and secures had been lifted.

Police have said there is no wider threat to the public at this time. A media officer will be present at the scene at 3 p.m. to provide further details.

It was confirmed by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the agency responsible for investigating circumstances involving police that have resulted in a death or serious injury, that they have invoked their mandate following Thursday’s incident.

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