terroristås hate Don HenleyPolice beef up patrols after unconfirmed 'threat' in Toronto - CityNews Toronto
I'm going to the Eagles concert this Sunday with my wife and some friends. Hopefully these are just rumors.
I never stopped calling it the Skydome in the first place.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.
Possible van rammingWas 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.