South Bayview was the scene a widespread search for a fugitive who escaped from police after a vehicle jumped a curb in a collision as cops tried to stop it. Schools, including Leaside High School and nurseries as far south as the ABC Academy at Bayview and Balliol St. were locked down to prevent anyone getting in. The first reports came from the scene of the encounter with police at Rumsey and Eglinton as seen above. A resident of Parklea said that the police came to the door in an attempt to sweep houses and backyards looking for the suspect. One woman posted to Leaside Community to say she had seen a man leaping over her fence as he went from garden to garden. Const. David Hopkinson told CP24 that police attempted to stop the vehicle because officers suspected the people inside might have been armed. When the traffic stop was initiated, a collision occurred. Police were able to arrest one suspect at the scene but a second fled from officers. Residents in North and South Leaside have reported that schools and daycares in the area were on “Hold & Secure”. Residents have reported that the suspect was taken into custody but police say they are still seeking one man.
— TPS Calls (@tpscalls) September 21, 2017