A 34-year-old man is facing several charges after allegedly waving around what appeared to be a loaded shotgun near Bloor Street and Dovercourt Road Tuesday morning.
Toronto police say the suspect then allegedly began to threaten paramedics at an EMS station in the area just before 7 a.m.
Constable David Hopkinson tells 680 NEWS it was the quick actions of a lone police officer which ended the situation without anyone getting hurt.
“When he got on scene, the suspect was seen re-loading the shotgun, the officer was able to make a quick decision. The suspect was tackled or put to the ground to the ground and arrested.
Hopkinson says it was later determined the gun was a replica.
Abdiaftah Duale, 34, of Toronto has been charged with several offences including pointing a firearm, uttering dead threats and possessing a weapon dangerous to public peace.
He appeared in court on Tuesday.