Male Assaults Multiple Strangers in Pickering Mall

Durham, ON, Canada / channel12

A 22-year-old Pickering male in the midst of a mental health episode assaulted five strangers in the Pickering Town Centre.

On Thursday, July 7, 2016, at approximately 8:25 p.m., the male ran across Kingston Road in front of the mall, jumped on the roof of a vehicle and ran back down the hood. He then entered the mall and assaulted three females and two males before he was tackled to the ground by mall security and one of the males he assaulted. Some of the victims were pushed, choked, punched, and one woman was pulled to the ground and dragged by her neck.

A 22-year-old Pickering male will be charged with: Mischief and Assault x5. He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with new information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Sottile of West Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2521.

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