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Toronto Police Say A Man Was Reportedly Driving On The 401 & Shooting A Gun Into The Air

Yorkdale Shopping Centre had to go into lockdown on Saturday, August 13.

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​Toronto Police cruiser on a street with its lights flashing.

Toronto Police cruiser on a street with its lights flashing.

The Toronto Police Service's Operations Centre shared that reports have been received about a man on the 401 shooting a gun into the air from a car while on the highway.

At 2:34 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 13, Toronto Police tweeted that there had been reports at around 2:15 p.m. ET of a man driving on Highway 401 at Allen Road and shooting a gun into the air.

Then the man allegedly went into the parking lot of Yorkdale Shopping Centre in a dark blue Acura.

This incident led to the mall being placed under lockdown.

"No reported injuries at this time – Police are on scene," the police service said in the tweet.

Later at 2:43 p.m. ET, police said in an update on Twitter that police were still on scene at Yorkdale.

According to the same tweet, a man in his 30s has now been located and arrested.

Also, a firearm was recovered at the scene.

There has been no more information given on the incident and police haven't said if the man who was arrested will be charged.

Just a day before this incident, Toronto Police said that a man from Thornhill had been arrested and charged after allegedly pointing an assault-style rifle at a security officer at the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China.

Also, back in May, there were reports of "a man walking on the street carrying a rifle" near a school in Scarborough, an event that sent the school into lockdown. The man was shot and killed by police at the scene. It was later discovered that the firearm was a pellet gun.

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

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