Public Safety Alert, Several Suspected Overdoses in Downtown Toronto
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 10:30 AM
51 Division: 416-808-5100
The Toronto Police would like to notify the public about suspected overdoses in the downtown area.
It is reported that:
- between Thursday, April 23, 2020 and Monday, April 27, 2020, police responded to a number of reports of overdoses in the downtown area
- over 48 hours several people had fallen ill after taking an unknown narcotic
- multiple treatments of Naloxone were given
- two people died in private residences
The Toronto Police also wants to remind people that if they are using drugs, please be extremely cautious and do not take them alone.
If anyone encounters serious physical illness after consuming a narcotic, they are advised to attend a hospital emergency room or walk-in clinic immediately for treatment. For a referral to a substance abuse treatment facility, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health can be reached at 1-800-463-2338.
For more information please visit Toronto Public Health website.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.
For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.
Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Daniel Hoffmeyer, 51 Division