Canada Police tweet warns of increased police presence downtown due to ‘unconfirmed, uncorroborated piece of information’

17:59  12 july  2018
17:59  12 july  2018 Source:   thestar.com

Despite an unknown threat, it was business as usual in Toronto

  Despite an unknown threat, it was business as usual in Toronto As a heavy police presence descended on a city whose streets are still lined with concrete barriers nearly three months after the worst mass murder in its history, Torontonians, for the most part, went about their business. In an unusual move, Toronto police tweeted Thursday that it was responding to an undisclosed “unconfirmed, uncorroborated piece of information.” It was followed by a statement from Doug Ford’s Twitter account that the premier was “aware of the reported potential threat in the city of Toronto.”But despite the warning, activities around the downtown area continued uninterrupted. Along Bremner Blvd.

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Police forces do not have sufficient resources, she added: “When they have the people, they haven’t got the money to send them on courses.” Officers do not always understand the context of where digital information is found

a car covered in graffiti: Toronto police says there will be an increased police presence downtown during an investigation. © Provided by Andrew Lahodynskyj Toronto police says there will be an increased police presence downtown during an investigation.

Toronto Police have tweeted to expect more police in the downtown core today as they investigate what the force is calling an "unconfirmed, uncorroborated piece of information."

The tweet went up at 9:30 a.m., and didn’t provide any further details on what exactly the information is.

“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 finished.

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.

Toronto Police said they could not immediately respond to the Star’s request to elaborate what information police received.

“The information in the tweet is what we have and that’s the information we’re releasing at this time,” said Const. Caroline de Kloet.

“We always air on the side of caution in regards to the fact that people might be concerned that they see more police presence out there.”

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