Handgun, Seized After Struggle

By Ron Fanfair, Toronto Police Service Published: 10:55 a.m. March 12, 2021

A man is facing several charges after Toronto Police seized a loaded firearm and drugs believed to be Carfentanil, a powerful and potentially deadly synthetic opiod.

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A handgun seized on March 8

On Monday March 8 at around 5.30 p.m., officers from 32 Division responded to a damage in progress radio call in the Flemington Rd. and Varna Drive area.

It is alleged that a man was in an apartment smashing walls and breaking items, causing his hand to bleed.

A man matching the suspect’s description was seen leaving the area in a taxi. He resisted when officers stopped the taxi and attempted to make an arrest.

He was eventually safely arrested and transported to hospital for his hand injury.

Police recovered a loaded handgun and a large quantity of drugs.

Supt. Bryan Bott said teamwork was essential in making the arrest.

“This is an excellent example of the amazing work done by our communications operator on a daily basis,” the Central North District Commander said. “The ultimate identification and arrest are a result of the communications operator obtaining an excellent physical description from the complainant who was in crisis. 

“That description was broadcast to the units attending and the suspect was observed getting into a cab. Officers conducted a vehicle stop and, after a short struggle, were able to place the suspect under arrest.  Subsequent to the arrest the officers located a loaded handgun.”

Nakhari Henry-Robinson, 22, is facing 17 charges, including two counts of breach of probation and the possession of a loaded firearm. He made a court appearance on March 9.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at 222tips.com.


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