Thursday, January 19, 2017

Man charged with Uttering Threats and Assault, Police seek victim of Assault

Man charged with Uttering Threats and Assault, Police seek victim of Assault

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:58 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is appealing to the victim of an assault to contact investigators.

On Monday, December 5, 2016, at approximately 6 p.m., officers responded to a call for a trespasser in theQueen Street East and Yonge Street area.

It is alleged that:

- a man entered the building

- he became very aggressive with people inside

- he made death threats to security when he was asked to leave

- as he left, he pushed a passerby with such force that the man fell into the roadway

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, Johnathan Rushford, 26, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with:

1) Uttering Threats
2) Assault
3) Obstruct Police
4) Fail to Comply Probation

He appeared in court at College Park on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10 a.m., room 501.

It is believed that the man who was pushed into traffic may have suffered a serious injury. Investigators would like to identify and speak with him.

security camera video of the incident is released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Niki Spyropoulos, 51 Division

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