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Toronto police, MLSE investigating after video of incident with fan at Leafs recreation

Toronto police and Maple Leaf Sports activities & Leisure (MLSE) say they’re investigating after movies of a safety guard placing their knee on somebody’s head across the time of a Toronto Maple Leafs recreation Saturday circulated on social media.

The video, which was shared on platforms like Reddit and X, appeared to indicate a safety guard at Scotiabank Area apprehending one other individual on the bottom and kneeing them within the face as they restrain them, earlier than holding their head down on the ground in a puddle of what seems to be blood. One other individual is seen working to restrain the identical individual.

A crowd watches as this occurs. Somebody may be heard screaming, “Hey, come on, get off the f–cking man man, he is bleeding! Come on!”

CBC Toronto is working to independently confirm the social media video.

Toronto police did not affirm the video, however mentioned they have been known as to the world at 9:48 p.m. on Saturday “for an arrest in relation to an assault.” A 37-year-old man was taken into custody, they mentioned, and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

In an e mail to CBC Toronto, MLSE mentioned it is “conscious of a safety incident” that befell that day and is conducting a full investigation “in co-operation with Toronto Police Service.”

“Any replace can be reserved pending the result of the investigation,” an MLSE spokesperson mentioned.

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