INTERNAL POLICE MEMO REPORTEDLY WARNED OF POTENTIAL 'VEHICLE RAMMING' ATTACK NEAR CN TOWER
Jul 12, 2018
By Bob Komsic
A ”potential risk to public safety” is what led Toronto police to increase the number of officers in the downtown area, especially around venues such as Rogers Centre, the CN Tower, Scotiabank Arena, and Ripley’s Aquarium.
(Chris Doucette/Toronto Sun)
While saying residents and tourists should go about their day as usual, Inspector Mike Barksy would not comment on the nature of the ”risk” or give any details about the investigation.
Meanwhile, an internal Toronto police memo reportedly says the service received ”credible information regarding a potential vehicle ramming attack” in the area of the CN Tower.
Former police officer, now security expert Ross McLean, a regular guest on Zoomer Radio’s ”Fight Back” with Libby Znaimer, feels the public should have been given more information.
”We don’t have to over blow these things. I think the Toronto public generally speaking is pretty mature. They understand there’s threats. They understand there’s bad people. We’ve seen it. So, if we knew there was a potential for a vehicle ramming, had the police given that information, since they took all these precautions, then people would have known ‘Okay I’m going to keep my eyes open here’,” McLean told CTV News.
York Police also increased presence around the region, including at Canada’s Wonderland.