Man located after going missing from custody for 2nd time
A man who was found not criminally responsible in a series of armed robberies has been located after going missing from custody near the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)'s Ossington Avenue and Queen Street West location, Toronto police say.
Earlier Tuesday, police said the man was last seen around 12 p.m. Tuesday. A spokesperson would not confirm if he was being held in custody at CAMH.
The 30-year-old was being detained after being found not criminally responsible on five counts of armed robbery and five counts of theft over $5,000.
Nearly four years ago in July 2019, he escaped CAMH for several hours before he was discovered in the city's west end by police and returned to hospital security.
At the time, he was being held in the hospital's general forensic unit. Court documents noted he suffers from schizophrenia and cannabis use disorder. Those same documents noted that the Ontario Review Board considers him to "represent a significant threat to the safety of the public."