Police seek to identify suspect after student assaulted at Toronto school

Police are seeking to identify a suspect wanted after an assault at a Toronto school.

Toronto police said that on Tuesday, at around 12:11 p.m., officers received a report of an assault in the Dufferin Street and Bloor Street area.

Police said a group of students were standing in front of St. Mary’s Catholic Academy when an unknown suspect began allegedly chasing the students.

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Officers said the victim — a 17-year-old — opened the door to allow the group of students into the school.

According to police, the suspect also entered the school and allegedly began assaulting the victim.

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Police said employees stopped the suspect and he fled before police arrived.

Officers are now searching for a man, standing five-feet, 11-inches tall, with a medium build. Police said he was unshaven and was seen wearing a blue toque with a white stripe and pom pom, a blue hooded jacket with two large white symbols on the back, black pants and running shoes.

Police have released a photo of the suspect.

Police are seeking to identify a suspect after a student was assaulted at a Toronto school. Toronto police / handout

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.

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