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Toronto police release composite sketch of man in alleged choking incident

Toronto police released a composite sketch of a suspect involved in an alleged assault Monday night.
Toronto police released a composite sketch of a suspect involved in an alleged assault Monday night. Toronto police / Handout

Police have released a composite sketch of a man who is wanted in connection with an assault investigation.

Police said a 24-year-old woman was walking in the Bathurst Street and Steeles Avenue West area on Monday night when a man attempted to choke her.

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The woman bit his hand and screamed, which drew people out of their homes. The suspect then fled on foot, officials said.

Police described the man as a clean-shaven 19- to 21-year-old white man with a slim to medium build and dark blond hair. He was wearing a navy blue or black shirt, black shorts and black running shoes.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact them at 416-808-3200 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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