Toronto Steven Gonyea

Toronto police are looking for Steven Gonyea, who they say escaped from lawful custody Thursday morning. (Toronto Police Service)

Toronto police are asking the public for help finding a suspect who escaped from a Toronto courthouse this morning.

Police say Steven Gonyea was at the Ontario Court of Justice at 444 Yonge Street on Thursday to face charges of criminal harassment and breaking-and-entering, when he escaped from custody. 

Police say Gonyea managed to escape from the cell area of the courthouse sometime between 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Anyone with information is is asked to contact police at 52 Division at 416-808-5200 or to call Crime Stoppers at 416-222 TIPS (8477). Information can also be submitted online at www.222tips.com.