He said ETF officers shot the bear (in the Middlefield and McCowan Road area) after animal control officials advised police that they were not equipped to deal with the potentially dangerous situation.
Sightings of the bear between Steeles and Finch along the east and west side of Tapscott. DO NOT APPROACH. Officers searching area now ^ma— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) May 13, 2017
There were no reports of any people or pets being injured. Police had no immediate information about where the bear came from, its gender, or whether a post-mortem examination would be performed to try to determine if it was suffering from any abnormalities.— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) May 13, 2017