Toronto police seek man who allegedly concealed handgun in his waistband

A Toronto Police Service cruiser. File / Global News

Police are trying to identify a man following an incident involving a firearm on Toronto’s King Street West in June.

Toronto police said on June 12 at around 1:40 a.m., two men became involved in a verbal altercation in the area of King Street West and Portland Street.

One of the men revealed a black handgun in the waistband of his pants, police said. He then fled eastbound down King Street West.

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Police described the man as five feet tall and in his 30s. He is said to be medium build, with a thin beard and moustache, and short brown hair.

He was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt, black pants and white shoes, police said. He has tattoos on his left arm and was carrying a brown satchel.

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On Sunday police released images and asked for anyone with information to contact either Toronto police or Crime Stoppers.

In an update on Tuesday, Toronto police said investigators had identified the man and asked for his image to be removed from circulation.

“This is an active and ongoing investigation,” police said.

“If an arrest is made and charges are laid, we will then do a further update,” Toronto police told Global News.

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