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Police investigating after video appears to show bike courier attacking motorist

Last Updated Jul 5, 2019 at 4:58 pm EDT

Toronto police say they’re investigating after video surfaced that appears to show a bike courier attacking a motorist during rush hour in downtown Toronto.

The violent confrontation took place Thursday at around 4:30 p.m. at the corner of York Street and Bremner Boulevard.

The driver posted video of the incident, which was filmed by a bystander, online.

He alleged the cyclist kicked his car and when he exited his vehicle to confront him, the cyclist struck him with his bike lock.

The video, however, only captures the courier grabbing the man and slamming him to the ground before riding off on his bicycle.

“It is an ongoing investigation and we are just trying to get as much facts as we can,” Const. Allison Douglas Cook told 680 NEWS.

“At this point it is being investigated as an assault with a weapon because the victim was allegedly struck with an object.”

QA Courier confirmed to CityNews that the cyclist involved in the incident works for them as a courier and advised him to speak to police. The company said they have viewed the video and will deal with the situation once they know more.

They did add the courier has not been involved in any other incidents in his three years of working for them.

Toronto police are still trying to located the cyclist and say they have been in contact with the driver.