Police investigating after hidden camera reportedly found inside downtown Airbnb
Published Tuesday, September 11, 2018 7:48AM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, September 11, 2018 1:02PM EDT
Toronto police are investigating a report that a hidden camera was found inside a downtown apartment for rent through Airbnb.
Katrina Arrogante, a spokesperson for Toronto police, said officers were called to the area of King and Bathurst streets at around 5 p..m. Friday for a suspicious incident.
Arrogante said two people who were renting an Airbnb in the area said they discovered a hidden camera in a clock inside the apartment.
Police have launched an investigation and are working to confirm if the device that was found is in fact a hidden camera and if it was on at the time.
Investigators at 14 Division are leading the investigation, Arrogante said.
She noted that the complainants also contacted Airbnb to notify the company of the incident.
In a statement released Tuesday, Airbnb said the host has been taken off the site.
"We take privacy issues extremely seriously and have a zero tolerance policy for this behavior," the written statement read. "We have removed the host from the platform while we investigate and are providing the guest with our full support."