Police investigate as three Toronto students have feces dumped on them in university libraries

Officers are investigating a link between similar incidents at the University of Toronto and York University

The alleged suspect wanted in the investigations surrounding fecal matter dumped on university students in Toronto, released by Toronto Police Service on Nov. 25, 2019.Toronto Police Service

Toronto police say they are investigating three incidents of feces being thrown at students in university libraries in recent days.

Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook says officers are investigating a link between similar incidents at the University of Toronto and York University.

She says one incident occurred at the Robarts Library at U of T on Friday afternoon, another took place Sunday afternoon at York University’s Scott Library and the most recent occurred Monday at U of T once again.

Douglas-Cook says detectives are looking to determine if the same suspect is responsible for the earlier incidents.

She says assault charges could be laid.

A spokesman for York University confirmed that an “unknown male” entered the library around 5 p.m. Sunday and “deposited a substance, suspected of containing fecal matter, on a student.”

“We have reached out to the victim of the assault to offer support,” Yanni Dagonas said in an email.

The school has launched its own investigation and is also working with Toronto police, Dagonas said.

U of T also said it’s supporting the Toronto police probe.

“As a public university we work to make the resources of our libraries as open as possible,” the university said in a statement.

“What happened was shocking and assistance was provided to those affected.”

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