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.”
#BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: A police source tells NEWSTALK 1010 a vehicle ramming attack threat was made in the area of the CN Tower. #Toronto pic.twitter.com/dGGLzV9E2N
— NEWSTALK1010 (@NEWSTALK1010) July 12, 2018
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.
Toronto Police appears to be saying there is a threat in Toronto, near the CN Tower and Rogers Centre but won’t say what the threat is and they want everyone to go to those venues, like say…