Another person assaulted with fecal matter Monday night near U of T | The Star

Another person assaulted with fecal matter Monday night near U of T | The Star
Police spokesperson Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook said a similar incident occurred at a library at York University on Sunday.
Margaryta Ignatenko
By Margaryta IgnatenkoStaff Reporter

Tues., Nov. 26, 20191 min. read

Police are investigating after a bucket of feces was dumped on a female victim late Monday night, the third such incident of feces being thrown at people in the city this week.

Police responded to a the call just before 12 a.m. Monday in the area of College Street and University Avenue.

“A young girl had a bucket of waste, feces, dumped on her,” said Const. David Hopkinson.

“I don’t know what to say, I’m at a loss, this is absolutely disgusting.”

The suspect is described as a black male, around 30 years of age, tall with a medium build, wearing a yellow construction hard hat, gloves and a blue shirt.

The suspect description is “very similar” to the suspect description of the York University feces assault on Sunday, Hopkinson said.

Police released photos of a suspect in the incident at York University, describing him as a male in his 20’s with a medium build. He is seen in photos wearing a black hat, a blue hoodie, light coloured pants and black gloves.

Yanni Dagonas, acting chief spokesperson for York University, confirmed Monday that an unknown man entered Scott Library and threw “a substance, suspected of containing fecal matter, on a student” at the institution.


“As a public university we work to make the resources of our libraries as open as possible,” they said. “What happened was shocking and assistance was provided to those affected.”

On Friday, someone allegedly entered Robarts Library at the University of Toronto and tossed fecal matter at another person.

A University of Toronto spokesperson said they are supporting the police in their investigation. A suspect description for the University of Toronto attack has not been released.

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