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

Toronto Star logo Toronto Star 2018-07-12 Alexandra Jones - Staff Reporter
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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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