Toronto police say they are investigating after fecal matter and urine were allegedly thrown at students in two of Toronto’s university libraries.
Police said the first incident was reported on Friday at the University of Toronto‘s Robarts Research Library and the second incident was reported two days later, on Sunday, at a York University‘s Scott Library.
In both incidents, students allege fecal matter was tossed at them, according to police.
Investigators said on Friday at around 5:20 p.m. the suspect entered the University of Toronto library and “poured the contents of a bucket he was carrying onto two unsuspecting people who were seated at a table in the library.”
Police said the contents inside the bucket is described as “liquefied fecal matter.”
The police divisions in each area are collaborating to confirm the details and determine whether the two incidents are connected and if they may have involved the same suspect.
Police said that no arrests have been made.
York University told Global News the incident happened at 5 p.m. Sunday when “an unknown male entered Scott library and deposited a substance, suspected of containing fecal matter, on a student.”
The University’s security services responded to the incident and the school has also reached out to the victim to offer support.
“We are also investigating the incident and working with Toronto Police Service,” Yanni Dagonas, spokesperson for York University, said in a statement.
Police issued a release on Monday night with a photo of a suspect believed to have been involved in the feces throwing incident at York University.
The suspect is described as a man in his 20s with a medium build and was wearing a black hat, blue top, light-coloured pants and black gloves at the time of Sunday’s incident.