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
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Toronto police shot and killed a bear as it roamed through a residential area of the city late Friday night. A 42 Division spokesman said Emergency Task Force members were deployed to a neighbourhood in northeast Toronto after multiple bear sightings were reported. The police official said the animal, which according to unconfirmed eyewitness reports was an adult black bear, was rummaging through backyards, and at one point banged on the door of a residence.