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Foos and 50,000 folks at Skydome tonight, not the ACC - which we all know is now the Scotiabank Arena...

City TV (as of 3pm) reported someone called in to Toronto Police warning of individuals using vans as a sidewalk weapon outside Skydome. CN Tower is right beside Skydome for non-locals.
 

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Foos and 50,000 folks at Skydome tonight, not the ACC - which we all know is now the Scotiabank Arena...

City TV (as of 3pm) reported someone called in to Toronto Police warning of individuals using vans as a sidewalk weapon outside Skydome. CN Tower is right beside Skydome for non-locals.
I never stopped calling it the Skydome in the first place. :)
 

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Probably another Pr... that feels ignored or misunderstood and decided ... Fu.. them... let's blow them up or run them down...
 

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I was planning on taking my son to Toronto this weekend....Eaton Centre, Silver Snail, L & M, My buddy's cafe, The Distillery District, and now my wife won't let me take him down until August.

Absolute Garbage.
 

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I am going downtown tomorrow night by myself. I am not going to let this wreck my night. I am going to meet up with a couple of friends in the Distillery district and then we’re going sailing on Lake Ontario on one of their friends sailboat. Should be fun.

I heard about the extra police presence downtown TO as well and the news about the ramming threat. I will not change plans because of this.
 

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I used to live beside the cn tower and there were higher police presence things like once a week. It just wasn't on the news.
 

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Was the nature of the possible threat ever revealed? There's no mention of it today in the news or paper, so I assume that whatever the threat was, the state of alertness has subsided. But what the hell were people supposed to be on the look-out for in the first place? Wasn't made particularly clear. That's not especially helpful in any way.

I've recounted the story before of how the folks in the apartment below us were hustled into our place by SWAT team members, telling them "Get inside! Get Inside!", without any indication of what the concern was. After 90 minutes or so of waiting, in the dark, I phoned the police station,who said they could not tell us. I asked what we were supposed to be afraid of or on the look-out for. Was it a person, or an animal? The woman at the police command center finally relented and said "It's a person", but could not relay more than that. The following morning, we learned that the person in question had held his girlfriend and girlfriend's mother hostage at knife-point for a while before running away and trying to steal my car before ducking into the bushes. He walked up to an officer at a Tim Horton's the following morning and quietly turned himself in. In the meantime, we had a helicopter buzzing the property with a search-light much of the evening.

Sometimes an announced threat is as real as portrayed, and sometimes much less than portrayed. A debrief from authorities would have been nice.
 

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Was the nature of the possible threat ever revealed? There's no mention of it today in the news or paper, so I assume that whatever the threat was, the state of alertness has subsided. But what the hell were people supposed to be on the look-out for in the first place? Wasn't made particularly clear. That's not especially helpful in any way.

I've recounted the story before of how the folks in the apartment below us were hustled into our place by SWAT team members, telling them "Get inside! Get Inside!", without any indication of what the concern was. After 90 minutes or so of waiting, in the dark, I phoned the police station,who said they could not tell us. I asked what we were supposed to be afraid of or on the look-out for. Was it a person, or an animal? The woman at the police command center finally relented and said "It's a person", but could not relay more than that. The following morning, we learned that the person in question had held his girlfriend and girlfriend's mother hostage at knife-point for a while before running away and trying to steal my car before ducking into the bushes. He walked up to an officer at a Tim Horton's the following morning and quietly turned himself in. In the meantime, we had a helicopter buzzing the property with a search-light much of the evening.

Sometimes an announced threat is as real as portrayed, and sometimes much less than portrayed. A debrief from authorities would have been nice.
Possible van ramming
 
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