Eli Ridder | Report
Police are investigating “multiple” bomb threats across Toronto after being called to King Subway Station in the downtown due to an explosives threat.
Police reported that King Station was evacuated in a tweet sent out shortly after 3:30 p.m., encouraging those with any information to call the Toronto Police Service. The station has since reopened.
Const. David Hopkinson told reporters that a threat, now under probe for its nature and source, was made to the area around the subway station resulting in the Toronto Transit Commission ordering an evacuation.
Mr. Hopkinson said close to 10 locations around the city started to receive calls that described a bomb threat at 11 a.m. on Thursday morning, but will not specify what areas were targeted until evacuations occur.
The Toronto Transit Commission initially suspended the Line 1 subway between Bloor-Yonge and Union, but service resumed at 3:50 p.m., the TTC said.
It follows several bomb threats received via email across North America on Thursday that demand $20,000 in cryptocurrency bitcoin and have largely been dismissed as a hoax,
Police in New York and several other major North American cities are monitoring multiple bomb threats that were sent electronically to locations across public buildings and institutions, according to police reports.
Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton have all received bomb threats, according to police reports, but no devices have been found in Canada or the United States.
More details to follow. Image of Toronto Police from Wikimedia Commons.