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Canada: Cinemas screening Indian films targeted by masked men in Greater Toronto

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Canada: Cinemas screening Indian films targeted by masked men in Greater Toronto
Canada: Cinemas screening Indian films targeted by masked men in Greater Toronto

Several moviegoers in three totally different Greater Toronto Area areas in Canada had been evacuated, and a few had been handled for publicity to an unknown substance sprayed by masked men in theatres enjoying Hindi motion pictures earlier this week, in line with police and media reviews.

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Police in Toronto, York, and Peel responded to reviews of masked men spraying an unknown substance in theatres this week. Photo courtesy: X/@TorontoPolice

One such incident occurred round 9.20pm on Tuesday at a cinema complicated in Vaughan, York Regional Police mentioned in a press release yesterday.

Numerous movie-goers began coughing after two men in masks and hoods sprayed an “unknown, aerosol-based, irritating substance into the air” in a theatre, the police mentioned.

Around 200 folks had been inside when a Hindi movie was enjoying on the time, in line with police. Several folks had been handled for publicity to the substance and the theatre needed to be evacuated, the police mentioned. No critical accidents had been reported.

The suspects, nonetheless, fled earlier than the police arrived, investigators mentioned. Police mentioned that the primary suspect was a black man with a light-weight pores and skin tone, whereas the second man was described as brown with a light-weight pores and skin tone.

Several assaults inside lower than 3 hours on the identical night

York Police mentioned that they had been liaising with each Peel and Toronto Police about comparable incidents that occurred this week, CBC News reported. “Coincidentally, they happened all inside lower than three hours on the identical night,” a York police officer mentioned yesterday. “So we’re definitely wanting into the chance that these incidents are linked.”

Peel Police confirmed in a press release that officers had been referred to as to a theatre in Brampton on Tuesday following reviews of some form of substance sprayed on the premises. Officers evacuated the constructing and there have been no reviews of any critical accidents. No arrests have been made but, the police mentioned.

“It is unknown right now if every other incidents are related however our investigators are conscious of these incidents that happened in York Region and Toronto,” the assertion mentioned.

Toronto Police mentioned that officers equally received a name on Tuesday evening about somebody setting off a “stink bomb” in a theatre at Scarborough Town Centre. The theatre was evacuated and no accidents had been reported, police mentioned. When requested if the incidents had been being investigated as hate-motivated crimes, Sgt. Clint Whitney mentioned the investigation was in its early levels.

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