Fake gun toting Toronto man arrested in Oshawa

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A Toronto man is in custody and facing numerous charges after brandishing a fake gun and assaulting a group of women in Mid-Town Mall in Oshawa Saturday afternoon.

Police responded to an “armed person” call just before four p.m. Saturday and while speaking with the victims the suspect returned to the mall parking lot. The officers on scene attempted to stop the suspect, who then drove off at a high rate of speed, police say.

Police terminated the chase due to safety concerns but moments later the suspect lost control of his vehicle and after police blocked him in, the suspect was apprehended.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident. Police seized an imitation handgun, knife and brass knuckles.

Daniel Cheng, 21, of Morningview Trail in Toronto is facing 22 criminal charges including: Fail to Stop for Police x2; Assault; Assault with a Weapon x2; Weapons Dangerous; Carry Concealed Weapon; Use Imitation Firearm in Commission of Offence and Stunt Driving.

He was held for a bail hearing.

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