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Man Arrested at Demonstration,
Balmoral Avenue and Yonge Street area


Case #: 2024-637205

On Sunday, March 24, 2024, police were attending a demonstration in the Balmoral Avenue and Yonge Street area.

It is alleged that:

  • the accused was attending the demonstration 
  • police received a complaint that the accused had a knife concealed on their person
  • police investigated and took the accused into custody
  • the accused was found to be in possession of a large knife underneath their clothing

Sodapop Liptrott, 25, of Toronto, has been charged with:

  1. Carrying a Concealed Weapon

He is scheduled to appear in court at the Ontario Court of Justice, 10 Armoury Street, on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at 10 a.m., in room 202.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at

By Constable Laurie McCann

Constable Laurie McCann

Media Relations Officer

Corporate Communications

for Detective Timothy Walther

Detective Timothy Walther

Intelligence Services


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