Police find the builders of mysterious Toronto tunnel
WATCH: Toronto police have solved the mystery of a tunnel located near a venue set to hold events during this year’s Pan-Am Games. There were concerns about who built the tunnel, but police say it has more to do with testosterone than terrorism. Mike Drolet explains.
TORONTO – Toronto police have located the two men who built the mysterious tunnel located near a Pan Am Games venue, and say that it was constructed for “personal reasons.”
Police wouldn’t say what exactly the cave was used for but suggested the two men built it for fun.
“These two guys in their twenties just had an idea [tp_video id=1858591]to dig a hole and hang out, so they did,” Police spokesperson Victor Kwong said.
Police officially declared the investigation over. The names of the two men were not released and no charges have been laid.
WATCH: Constable Victor Kwong says police spoke to two men who built a mysterious tunnel near York University facilities.
In a statement released by police, investigators said they received information from the public on Feb. 27 that helped them find the individuals responsible for building the underground bunker.
“Investigators have verified their account and are satisfied there was neither criminal intent nor any threat to the people or city of Toronto,” the statement read.
Police won’t officially call it a “man cave” but that didn’t stop people on Twitter from having fun with the idea.
The 10-metre-long tunnel was discovered by a conservation officer on Jan. 14 in a “heavily wooded area” approximately 25 metres southwest of the Rexall Centre on the York University campus — the location where tennis will be played for this summer’s Pan Am Games.
During a press conference last week, authorities said there was no reason to believe the discovery was linked to any criminal activity.
Police said they had also consulted with provincial, national and international partners during the investigation and did not discover any links to a terrorist threat.