Police increasing number of officers downtown due to 'unconfirmed piece of information'

Jul 12 2018, 9:08 pm

Update: Heavy police presence centred around CN Tower and Canada’s Wonderland this morning, police will be providing more information shortly

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Following news that there will be more money put towards tackling gun and gang violence in Toronto, police have issued a vague, yet alarming alert.

Around 9:30 am on Thursday, the official Toronto Police account simply tweeted, “We are responding to an unconfirmed, uncorroborated piece of information relating to the GTA. As a result of this information, you will see an increased number of police officers throughout the city and, specifically, in the downtown core.”

There was no additional information provided at the time.

The police tweet has been shared almost 400 times in under an hour, with many residents voicing concerns over what it may mean.

Daily Hive reached out to Toronto Police, who said that “the tweet was posted inform to public of an increased police around the city.”

Police also said there was nothing further to add at this time.

Premier Doug Ford issued a statement saying the province is aware of the reported potential threat to Toronto.

“While the information is unsubstantiated, the Premier has been briefed by the Provincial Security Advisor and is actively monitoring the situation,” tweeted Ford’s office.

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