Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Black man wanted for random downtown Toronto attack: Black Lives Matter BLM
Yet another person was attacked recently for no apparent reason, Toronto Police said Tuesday.
The latest random act of violence unfolded May 4 around 8:30 p.m. near Yonge and Gould Sts. — a block away from the Eaton Centre, where a senior was head-butted as she shopped 11 days earlier.
“A man and his wife were walking southbound on Yonge St.,” Const. Caroline de Kloet said. “An unknown man brushed past them, going in the same direction.”
She said the unidentified man then “turned around quickly” and punched the man in the face.
The victim suffered a “serious facial injury.”
While there have been numerous similar random attacks in the city, the most recent occurred April 23 in the nearby mall.
A 68-year-old woman was walking through the Eaton Centre when she was suddenly head-butted by a man and chest-bumped to the floor.
The senior suffered a head injury and broken wrist.
With help from mall security cameras, which captured the attack on video, investigators identified and arrested a suspect days later.
Police also say the same man allegedly chest-bumped another woman, 50, without provocation at an undisclosed Toronto hospital on Feb. 24.
Jonathan Gallant, 33, faces two counts of assault for those attacks.
Investigators have now released images of a suspect in the May 4 attack, captured by a security camera, hoping the public can help identify him.
The man is wanted for assault causing bodily harm, de Kloet said.