Guelph Police Searching for Suspicious Man with Weapon Near Schools

March 2, 2023        Mary Scott        2839

Guelph Police Search for Suspicious Man with Weapon Near Schools

The Guelph Police Service is currently investigating reports of a suspicious man with a weapon near several schools in the area of Scottsdale Drive and Wilsonview Avenue. The person is described as a tall, thin man in his 60s wearing a grey waist-length winter coat and grey wool toque.

Officers were called to the area around 11 a.m. on Thursday following reports of a person with a weapon. As a precaution, security measures were implemented at five nearby schools, and students and staff were advised to remain inside.

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After a search of the area, investigators did not find anyone fitting the description. However, further investigation revealed that the man may have been carrying a toy or replica gun.

The Guelph Police Service is asking anyone with information about this incident to contact them at 519-824-1212 ext. 7283 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. The safety of students, staff, and the community is of the utmost importance, and the police are working to ensure that the situation is resolved as quickly and safely as possible.

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