Toronto Police Responded To A Bomb Threat On Bloor Street & There Was A 'Loud Bang'
One man has been arrested and charged, police said.
On September 28, Toronto Police responded to a call reportedly regarding a bomb threat on Bloor Street East, near the Postmedia building.
On Tuesday afternoon, TPS operations tweeted that officers were conducting an investigation in the Bloor Steet East and Sherbourne Street area. The roads between that area and Mount Pleasant were closed and police recommended that drivers consider alternate routes of travel.
"From my window, I could see Bloor was being blocked at Ted Rogers Way by police cars," Narcity's Sarah Rohoman reports.
POLICE INVESTIGATION:\nBloor St E + Sherbourne St\n- police are conducting an investigation in the area\nROAD CLOSURE: Bloor St E between Sherbourne and Mt. Pleasant, consider alternate routes of travel at this time @TTCnotices\n#GO1863512\n^lb— Toronto Police Operations (@Toronto Police Operations) 1632865075
"We also saw it being reported that there was a bomb in the building that houses Postmedia," Rohoman continued.
The Toronto Sun, a subsidiary under Postmedia, reported that a bomb threat led to the evacuation of Postmedia Place, and mentioned that there are also government buildings in that same area.
"Shortly after, we heard a really, really loud bang," Rohoman said.
POLICE INVESTIGATION: UPDATE\nBloor St E + Sherbourne St\n- police are on scene investigating\n- Emergency Disposal Unit has safely detonated a package out of an abundance of caution, you may have heard a loud bang in the area\n- All is in order at this time\n#GO1863512\n^lb— Toronto Police Operations (@Toronto Police Operations) 1632872064
Police reported that the Emergency Disposal Unit had safely detonated a package "out of an abundance of caution."
"When the bang happened I almost peed myself," Rohoman mentioned.
Later that evening, TPS tweeted that a man had been arrested in connection with the investigation of the incident and that roads were now open. Constable Edward Parks told Narcity over the phone that the man they arrested has mental health issues, and that police have charged him.
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