Police storm home after call from TTC driver

When police got the call around 12:30 yesterday afternoon from a TTC bus driver, they were told a male with a gun was outside a home on Port Union Road.

The Emergency Task Force went to the scene, receiving information a “suspect” may have paramilitary experience, according to a police source.

When police charged inside the home they found two males — one a teenaged boy.


“The firearm turned out to be a pellet gun belonging to a student, a young man. He has since talked to the police about the situation,” said Toronto police spokesperson Const. George Schuurman.

People “should be aware that in our city now, with the violence that we do have with guns, that any time a weapon (is seen) — even if it is a pellet gun — people are going to ... call police,” Schuurman said.

“We take these calls very seriously,” said Supt. Paul Gottschalk, of 43 Division.

Police were interviewing the two males found inside the home and could not say yesterday afternoon if any charges were expected.

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