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Toronto police close portion of Front Street after locating suspicious package

Ainsley Smith Jul 18, 2018 8:17 am 992

Update: Toronto Police say they have cleared both scenes, and Front Street and Bennington Heights are now open.

Toronto’s busy Front Street is currently closed, as police respond to a suspicious package call.

According to police, a new looking black suitcase was left unattended and officers are currently investigating.

Front Street is now closed between Scott and Yonge Street and pedestrians are being routed to pass by the Sony Centre.

Minutes after the initial suspicious package report, Toronto Police tweeted that they are responding to another suspicious package call in the Bennington Heights area, although they say this could be related to a car break in near by.

This news comes almost a week after the city was left on edge following a potential safety threat that resulted in an increased police presence in the downtown core, predominately around the Rogers Centre, Ripley’s Aquarium, CN Tower, and Scotiabank Arena.
More to come as this story develops. 

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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