Verbal and physical assaults near Ryerson

Ryerson University Security and Emergency Services report two separate incidents of verbal and physical assault

Verbal and physical altercation at Ryerson

On Tuesday Dec. 23, 2014 around 11:30 p.m., Ryerson University (RU) security and Emergency Services (ES) came across the following incident:

A victim appeared to be surrounded by three subjects in a verbal and physical altercation, on the south sidewalk of Gerrard Street near Church Street, at the north west corner of the Monetary Times building.

RU security and ES attended, contacted and requested the assistance of Toronto Police Service and Toronto Paramedic Services, who provided medical care to the victim.

The subjects continued to shout and direct profane language at the victim as they walked westbound on the north sidewalk of Gerrard Street towards Yonge Street.

Both RU security and ES were made aware that the subjects stated that the victim had wanted to fight them after one of the subjects bumped into the victim using his shoulder. After conducting a patrol of the area, RU security and ES located three people matching the description of the subjects. The victim, a Ryerson community member did not want to pursue charges against the subjects.

The victim was then transported to hospital. The subjects were last seen entering a restaurant on the east side of Yonge Street, south of and near Gerrard Street.

Hair pulled, spun around and struck with an open hand

On Sunday Dec. 28, 2014 around 10:50 p.m., Ryerson University Security and Emergency Services came across the following incident:

Minutes earlier, the victim was approached by the subject at the intersection of Yonge and Dundas Street while walking northbound on the eat sidewalk of Yonge Street.

It was reported that the victim didn’t say anything to provoke the subject. When the subject used profane language and asked the victim to repeat what she had just said, the victim didn’t respond.

As the victim walked past the subject, the subject grabbed her by her hair, pulled and spun her around guiding her to the ground, and struck her with an opened hand an unknown number of times before leaving the area in an unknown direction.

At this time, a witness contacted and requested the assistance of the Toronto Police. RU security and ES conducted safety planning with the victim and did a patrol of the area, but didn’t locate a person matching the subject’s description.

Toronto Police took over the investigation shortly afterwards, and the victim who is believed not to be a Ryerson community member reported no physical injuries and declined medical attention.

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Verbal and physical assaults near Ryerson