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Police seek help in identifying man after crossing guard allegedly assaulted in Toronto

Police released this image of a man after a crossing guard was assaulted last week. Handout / Toronto Police

Toronto police have released images of a man officers are looking to identify after a crossing guard was allegedly assaulted last week.

Police said that at around 3:20 p.m., a crossing guard was working at the intersection of Queen Street East and Boulton Avenue, just east of Broadview Avenue.

A man reportedly approached the crossing guard, got into a conversation and then made a derogatory comment.

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The man allegedly assaulted the crossing guard before walking away.

The man is described as six feet tall, 175 pounds, 30 to 40 years old with short brown hair and a short beard. Police said he was wearing sunglasses, a dark grey jacket, a black shirt, black pants, and white and black running shoes. He was also holding a plastic bag.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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