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RSS FeedsPolice warn of increased presence downtown due to `unconfirmed, uncorroborated` information
(The Star Travel)


12 july 2018 17:32:33

Police warn of increased presence downtown due to `unconfirmed, uncorroborated` information
(The Star Travel)

In a tweet, Toronto police say there will be more officers in the downtown core today because of what the force is calling an “unconfirmed, uncorroborated piece of information.”The tweet, posted at 9:30 a.m., did not offer further details.“As a result of this information, you will see an increased number of police officers throughout the city and, specifically, in the downtown core,” the tweet said. In a follow-up tweet, police said they will update the situation in a news conference at 11:30 a.m. near the Rogers Centre.When asked to elaborate on the initial tweet, Const. Caroline de Kloet said “we always err on the side of caution in regards to the fact that people might be concerned that they see more police presence out there.”John Tory’s office said the mayor has been briefed by police Chief Mark Saunders and “he will be continuing to monitor the situation.”At Queen’s Park, Premier Doug Ford said his office is “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,” Ford said in a tweet.“Our officials remain in close contact with federal and municipal security partners,” he said.York and Peel region police forces have both said they are aware of the situation and are working with Toronto police. York police also said they will increase their presence in their region in a new release. “Public safety is our primary concern and we are working closely with our emergency service partners across the GTA as we investigate and respond to the information we have received,” the news release said.RCMP Sgt. Penny Hermann said they were aware of the situation, and that “the RCMP works closely with municipal provincial police partners and will assist as needed.” Hermann was not able to immediately co ...
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