Toronto police may have entombed tenant with massive concrete blocks shutting down cannabis dispensary

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Published on July 19, 2019 - Duration: 03:22s

Toronto police may have entombed tenant with massive concrete blocks shutting down cannabis dispensary

Toronto police used massive concrete blocks to shut down an illegal cannabis dispensary on Wednesday (July 17) but may have accidentally entombed a man inside the building.

Police raided the CAFE on Fort York Boulevard near Bathurst Street on Wednesday (July 17) morning after it was discovered that they were operating as a cannabis dispensary illegally.

Police bolted the door of the cafe shut and added multiple cement blocks on the entrance to ensure that nobody could get into the building, according to reports.

Just hours after police had raided the shop and barricaded the doors, firefighters were called to the scene around 2 PM to rescue an individual who was trapped inside the building.

Toronto Fire had to remove the door that was bolted shut in order to get the individual out of the building.

Despite initial reports that assumed the individual had been locked into the building during the raid, Toronto's Director of Investigation Services Mark Sraga told media that this is not the case.

According to Sraga, officials have stated that nobody was in the CAFE building when it was bolted shut.

Instead, he says the individual managed to get inside the building after the raid had taken place.

Police are still gathering evidence on whether this individual should be charged.


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