Friday, July 29, 2005

A bomb scare in Toronto

This one hits close to home. There was a bomb scare in Toronto's subway system yesterday morning. The Globe and Mail reports here:

A false bomb scare sent police and bomb-sniffing dogs into subway stations across Toronto on Thursday, exactly one week after failed bombings in London's underground train network.

Police found nothing suspicious after shutting down parts of two subway lines for about an hour just after 10 a.m., sending about 60,000 commuters onto the streets and crowded shuttle buses.

In the end, it turned out to be a false alarm, but authorities suspect it was a copycat threat in the wake of the London bombings. They also say that there will likely be more such threats in future. This one may have been a false alarm, but terrorism has us all on edge. Who knows if and when an alarm will be real? Toronto is, after all, one of North America's largest and most important cities. Why wouldn't it be a target?

I live in downtown Toronto. I take the subway to work every morning. Guess what'll be on my mind later this morning?

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