December 13, 2018 5:02 pm
Updated: December 13, 2018 7:22 pm

Police forces around GTA responding to ‘multiple’ bomb threats

WATCH ABOVE: Toronto police say they've received a number of bomb threats sprinkled throughout the city which started around 10 a.m. Thursday morning.


Numerous police forces around the GTA are investigating after multiple bomb threats have been made to local businesses and transit hubs in their areas.

Toronto police told Global News officers responded to a call about a bomb threat at King subway station at around 1 p.m. on Thursday.

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The station was evacuated a short time later, and the incident was cleared.

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However, police said they were responding to numerous threats throughout the city.

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Peel, York and Halton regional police forces said they have also received calls about numerous bomb threats to local businesses in their areas. All said bitcoin was demanded in exchange for the location of the bombs.

Peel said the threats began around 2 p.m. Therewere six in total.


Officials in all affected cities are asking anyone receiving these threats to contact police.

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On Thursday, the RCMP said bomb threats were sent to B.C. car dealerships in Penticton, Vernon and Kamloops via email. The unknown sender demanded bitcoin payments.

Ottawa police said they were dealing with a similar situation in the capital.

It is unclear if any of the events are connected at this time.

More to come.


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