The RCMP has confirmed that it has apprehended a suspect connected to a number of spray-painting incidents on buildings and bus shelters across Toronto. Police said that he is a 48-year-old man, from St. Catharines, Ont., and that they expect to identify additional victims.
According to the Toronto Star, the incidents caused by the suspect targeting four buildings and one bus shelter in May, included spray-painting “buildings, bus shelters and lamp posts” with profanities and symbols. While police did not name the suspect, police said that there was no imminent threat to the public, and that the incidents were “routine.” The incidents did cost the city roughly $140,000, although police did not release a specific cost for the attacks.
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The suspect is facing one count of mischief with the intent to cause harm, one count of criminal harassment, and one count of uttering threats.