Toronto Danforth shooter arrested and released two days before mass shooting: police docs

Two days before Faisal Hussain went on a deadly shooting rampage in Toronto’s Danforth neighbourhood, he was arrested for shoplifting but released, according to police documents unsealed on Thursday.

The search warrant applications show that Hussain was the subject of several police reports dating back as far as 2010, when he was reported three times as an emotionally disturbed person.

They also reveal that during a search of his apartment following the shootings, a police explosives dog detected materials in a drawer under a bed. Police found a white powder they suspected was cocaine and other items that a judge has prohibited media from disclosing