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Violent suspect escapes police custody at Toronto General Hospital

CityNews | posted Friday, Jan 27th, 2017

A violent suspect in a downtown break-and-enter investigation has escaped police custody.

Justin Yates, 39, allegedly broke into a business near Queen and Bay streets on Jan. 12.

Toronto police said Yates escaped just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday from Toronto General Hospital.

He was seen getting into a taxi and was dropped off near Yonge and Dundas streets.

Police said Yates is known to be violent and dangerous.

He is five-foot-nine, 200 pounds, with a beard, moustache and numerous tattoos. He was last seen wearing black track pants and a black shirt.

If you see him, do not approach. Call 911 immediately.


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