Trudeau's Cucking Doesn't Pay: 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.
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 for a concert tonight.— Brian Lilley (@brianlilley) July 12, 2018
Weirdest police news conference that I have seen.
MEDIA ADVISORY: An update will be provided at 11:30 a.m., from Bobbie Rosenfeld Park, located on the north side of Bremner, west of Lower Simcoe, between the Rogers Centre and Ripleys Aquarium ^mg— Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) July 12, 2018
However, an alert issued across the service stated “credible information” was received Wednesday about “a potential vehicle ramming attack in the area of the CN Tower” on Thursday.
“Intelligence has not received any information regarding a specific criminal extremist threat to the city of Toronto,” the notice states.
“However, critical infrastructure, transportation hubs, and area of large public gatherings remain as targets for lone-actors and/or terrorist/extremist groups, and their sympathizers who wish to stage high-profile attacks.”
“A heightened vigilance in these areas for suspicious behaviour, including pre-incident indicators, may deter criminal and extremist activity,” the police alert adds.
Although @TorontoPolice have increased their “footprint” downtown, Barsky downplayed the threat pointing out all venues remain open for business, including tonight’s #foofighters concert at #rogerscentre. @TheTorontoSun pic.twitter.com/jDKflIv84k— Chris Doucette (@SunDoucette) July 12, 2018
Barsky, who downplayed the threat, pointed out all venues remain open for business, including tonight’s Foo Fighters concert at the Rogers Centre.
And he encouraged people to head downtown and enjoy the various venues.
The Toronto Police tweet was sent out at 9:30 a.m.
“As a result of this information, you will see an increased number of police officers throughout the city and, specifically, in the downtown core,” police tweeted.
Premier Doug Ford said his office is aware of the “reported potential threat” and while unsubstantiated, Ford has been briefed by the provincial security advisor and is “actively monitoring the situation.”
Mayor John Tory’s spokesman Don Peat said the mayor was briefed by Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders this morning.
“He will be continuing to monitor the situation,” he said. “We have no further comment at this time.”
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has tweeted that federal agencies are aware of the situation and are ready to help if necessary.
Statement from the Premier’s Office: We are aware of the reported potential threat in the City of Toronto. While the information is unsubstantiated, the Premier has been briefed by the Provincial Security Advisor and is actively monitoring the situation.— Doug Ford (@fordnation) July 12, 2018
Safety of our customers and staff is central to everything we do at Metrolinx. pic.twitter.com/KTf5avTst0— Metrolinx (@Metrolinx) July 12, 2018
Canada’s Wonderland in Vaughan also confirmed there is a police presence at the theme park.
“In conjunction with York Region Police, we are aware of unspecified and uncorroborated information regarding venues in the GTA. Canada’s Wonderland officials are working with York Region Police and continue to take their guidance on this matter,” said spokesman Grace Peacock in a statement Thursday morning.
“I can confirm York Region Police are onsite, but the park is still open to guests.”
A York Regional Police mobile command post, along with a number of York Region EMS vehicles, were stationed in Wonderland’s parking lot.
In addition to about a dozen marked police cruisers patrolling in and around park property, uniformed officers were posted both at the front gate and parking lot entrances — speaking to drivers as they lined up at the kiosks.
Police were also stationed at the park’s service and employee entrances.
Police were also seen deploying drones over the Vaughan, Ont. theme park, augmenting the trailer-mounted surveillance camera masts scattered throughout Wonderland’s property.
We are aware of the situation with the GTA. The Honda Indy Toronto remains on schedule. We are following the site and security plan developed in cooperation with our highly experienced private security firm, Exhibition Place, Toronto Police Services and the City of Toronto.— Honda Indy Toronto (@hondaindy) July 12, 2018
York Regional Police Const. Laura Nicolle confirmed their officers are spread out through a few areas , including Wonderland, “for public safety,” but couldn’t provide specific details. They will be keeping the community informed through yrp.ca and through their social media accounts.
“We’re working closely with our partners,” she said.
Metrolinx said in a statement transit safety officers have been deployed as a precautionary measure.