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Canada: Increased police in Toronto July 12 due to unconfirmed threat

Heavy police presence in Toronto July 12 due to unconfirmed potential threat

12 Jul 07:02 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 7/12/2018, 12:00 AM until 7/13/2018, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Toronto, Ontario

Event

Toronto police announced Thursday, July 12, that there will be an increased police presence in the downtown area, specifically surrounding the CN Tower, due to an "unconfirmed, uncorroborated piece of information." Toronto Police have declined to provide further details on a potential threat but are continuing to monitor the situation. Scheduled events are going ahead as planned and tourist attractions and local businesses remain open as of Wednesday afternoon (local time). However, significant traffic congestion is to be anticipated in and out of the downtown area due to the tightened security measures.

Advice

Individuals in the Toronto area are advised to monitor the situation and report any suspicious object or behavior to the local authorities.

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