Toronto Police are sending out more patrol units to the downtown area on Thursday after receiving a “unconfirmed, uncorroborated piece of information.” The force is not releasing any further details at this time.
Police spokesperson Mark Pugash stated “as a result of this information, you will see an increased number of police officers throughout the city and specifically in the downtown core.”
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 ^sm
— Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) July 12, 2018
#Toronto Police are ‘responding to an unconfirmed, uncorroborated piece of information relating to the GTA’. Significant police presence on every corner of Bremner Blvd so far. @CityNews pic.twitter.com/h5qmCrwmBb
— Tony Fera (@tonyfera1) July 12, 2018
An internal police memo warned of a potential “vehicle ramming” near the CN Tower. The memo was first obtained by The Toronto Sun.
Update: Internal draft memo says Toronto police "received credible information regarding a potential vehicle ramming attack in the area of the CN Tower."https://t.co/ALTNBvDn0m (Image courtesy of Toronto Sun) pic.twitter.com/uB106kV40z
— CityNews Toronto (@CityNews) July 12, 2018