28 guns found in Toronto hotel room after hotel’s cleaning staff alerted Police
These guns were 100 percent destined for our streets in Toronto.
Authorities report that a Toronto hotel’s cleaning staff alerted the police last week after stumbling upon three firearms within a guest’s room. This initial discovery prompted a subsequent investigation that yielded the recovery of over 25 additional guns from the same room.
According to the Toronto Police, the incident unfolded on August 21st at approximately 3 p.m. in the vicinity of Don Mills and York Mills roads. The hotel’s staff contacted law enforcement after encountering three guns while performing routine cleaning duties in a guest room.
Upon receiving the report, officers promptly arrived at the hotel, located the firearms, and secured the room. Subsequently, a search warrant was obtained and executed on the same day, recovering an additional cache of 25 firearms, mainly prohibited and restricted handguns, including Glocks.
Addressing the media during a press conference on Monday, Toronto Police Superintendent Steve Watts emphasized the gravity of the situation. He highlighted that the illicit possession of firearms continues to be a pressing public safety concern, especially given the potential for gun violence within the city.
Supt. Watts presented the seized firearms during the press conference, stating, “The vast majority of gun violence is perpetrated by people who are unlawfully in possession of illegal crime guns that you see before you. These guns were 100 percent destined for our streets in Toronto. And as a result of this seizure, they cannot be used to take someone else’s life and severely injured and maim people.”