Police in the GTA responded to multiple bomb threats across the region Thursday, including one near the King's Subway Station that was moving the station. Several bomb threats have also been made in cities throughout North America.
In the first place, a subway service was interrupted between the Bloor-Yonge and Union stations, but it restarted.
The Toronto police said "bomb threats" were made across the city, but did not reveal placements.
Peel told police that they had received a number of threats, having referred to businesses and paying payments in Bitcoin to reveal the location of the bombs.
"There is no legitimacy for them," said police spokesman Sarah Patton. "They're frail."
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In Calgary, the police reported that threatened multiple bomb threats, and said similar threats were being received across North America.
The police force of Toronto is working with forces in other Canadian cities who have also received threats, said spokesman Allyson Douglas-Cook.
Douglas-Cook said nothing was to suggest that the threats were credible, but the police would continue to treat them as such.
The police in New York said the threats they received were "sent electronically" to places across the city, and these messages linked to the others that are reported across the country.
"We are currently monitoring a number of bomb threats that have been sent electronically to different locations across the city," said the Police Office's disruption of the New York Police Department in a message on Twitter. "These threats are also being reported to other locations throughout the country (and) are NOT considered to be credible at the moment."
As the messages of the threatening messages were released on Thursday, the FBI stated in a statement that it was "aware of recent bomb threats in cities around the country, and we continue to connect to our enforcement & The law is to provide support. As always, we urge the public to keep vigilant and report promptly on suspicious activities that could pose a threat to public safety. "
Other law enforcement agencies and academic institutions reinforced the message from the New York police. A Chicago police spokeswoman said the city had received similar threats to those who received but stated that there was no "high level of threat" there.
In the Columbia area, the police said they had responded to a dozen bomb threats by Thursday afternoon, all made by email and linked to similar threats throughout the country. All the threats in the Region were wrong, a police spokeswoman D.C. These calls came, most of which came from 2:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., forced closure of multiple streets and emptying buildings while the police searched the floors.
Many private business threats appear to be D.C. has targeted. Many of those businesses were in the city center or in other areas with heavy traffic and vehicles, so the threats and voids caused a disturbance to main streets.
The San Francisco police said they had responded to threats received about 10 a.m. local time across the city, stating that "similar threats" are "a number of other cities across the United States."
The police in Cedar Rapids, the city's largest second city in Iowa, said that businesses that were there "what seems to be an email tell you that the threat of a business bomb is unless they are pay money in Bitcoins. " However, the department added, no credible evidence was found that any of these emails were valid. "
News shops said they had to leave their buildings because of the threats. The Park Record building in Utah was removed after staff received the message, the shop reported.
News and Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, also said she had to leave her building. The Raleigh police said they had responded to the threat that the newspaper was emailed shortly before 1:15 p.m. A spokesman for the department said the police "searched and cleared the location."
Academic institutions were not immune. A spokeswoman for Pennsylvania State University said that the police forces, along with the FBI, were "investigating a message received from individuals in multiple locations on campus and across the state." He said that a campus message was sent via e-mail to eight buildings or facilities there.
"At present, the police say that the threat seems to be part of a national mock, but an investigation continues," said the spokesman.
Washington University said it was "investigating threatening emails sent to individuals on campus" and sweeping buildings before the police "determined that there was no security concern." The school said that the FBI had "said the email is not a credible threat."
-With files from the Washington Post
Stefanie Marotta is a new journal, working out of a Star radio room in Toronto. Follow it on Twitter: @StefanieMarotta