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Police hunting man who tried to take their guns

RCMP cordon off a crime scene using police tape.

JOHN LEHMANN/The GLOBE AND MAIL

Toronto police are hunting a man accused of injuring two officers and trying to grab their sidearms before fleeing during a confrontation in the central-east part of the city Sunday night.

Brian Christopher Hutchings, 29, was at an address on Bleecker Street in Cabbagetown when police tried to arrest him.

He threw a bicycle at them, and during a struggle attempted to disarm the two officers, police said.

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Both were injured, neither seriously, and one remains in hospital.

Mr. Hutchings faces multiple charges and should be considered dangerous, police said.

He's white, 5-9 with a medium build, short brown hair and green eyes.

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