Threat of Terrorist Attack Near Toronto’s CN Tower Concealed by Police

A mysterious threat that prompted cops to increase their presence in the city’s downtown core was actually a potential “vehicle ramming attack” in the vicinity of the CN Tower, the Sun has learned.

On Thursday morning, Toronto Police posted officers seemingly on every corner around the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, Roger’s Centre, Scotiabank Arena and elsewhere in the city.

In a cryptic tweet, police stated they were “responding to an unconfirmed, uncorroborated piece of information relating to the GTA.”

And cops also made the public aware there would be an “increased number of police officers throughout the city and, specifically, in the downtown core.”

Near the CN Tower, on Bremner Blvd., Acting Supt. Mike Barsky provided an update just before noon-hour, explaining police had “received information regarding a potential threat to public safety.”

“The police presence in this area is simply so the public can enjoy and come down to this area unimpressive and without any worry,” the 52 Division commander said, unwilling to elaborate on the threat.

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