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Man facing charges in High Park gun call, no weapon recovered

Last Updated Jun 26, 2019 at 12:41 pm EDT

Toronto police investigate a gun call in High Park on June 25, 2019. (Photo credit: Drago Nagoda)

A man is facing charges after reports of someone with a gun prompted the evacuation of High Park Tuesday.

Police were called to the area around 4 p.m. and when officers arrived, they saw a man with a black handgun run into a forested area.

The park was briefly closed as they conducted a search of the area and one man was taken into custody. A gun was not located.

He is now facing charges of mischief, possession of an imitation weapon, failure to comply with probation and failure to appear.

Police say despite the fact a gun was not recovered, the possession of an imitation gun charge was laid, “based on the information and evidence [detectives] have after further investigation enough the firearm has not been recovered.”

The man appeared in court on Wednesday.