Skip to comments.Explosion in downtown Toronto - One dead (explosives strapped to the suspect)
Posted on 04/02/2006 12:39:39 PM PDT by Tasha Dasha Doo
It is on CTV news channel.
Just breaking - explosion in a coffee shop in downtown Toronto, Canada.
Reporter just talked about some sort of explosives strapped to a guy and explosion occured in a busy district of the city.
Will keep you posted!
Homicide bomber? Impossible, not in "tolerant" Canada! Still, prayers for the city and wounded..
Wow! Placemark for later.
religion of peace?
Can't help but think it was.
A tiny bit more information. In Canada damaging a Tim Hortons is high treason.
You're welcome. Glad it wasn't worse.
boy, looks like the Canadian liberals are taking the conservative
resurgence kinda' hard, aren't they?
(OK, seriously, it's probably one of those Islamics who was suppossed to
be more favorably inclined to Canada for not going into Iraq with
The Coalition of The Willing)
One dead after explosion at Toronto Tim Hortons
Updated Sun. Apr. 2 2006 3:42 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff
One man is dead following an explosion at a Tim Hortons restaurant in downtown Toronto.
The blast occurred in the washroom of the coffee shop located near the intersection of Yonge and Bloor Streets, just after 1 p.m.
Emergency crews responded to the scene and tried to help the victim. Fire department spokesman Daryl Fuglerud said the man had burns to his body.
"There was a very small amount of smoke upon our arrival It doesn't appear that we can see much of a fire at all," Fuglerud said.
It is not known if the victim was a customer or an employee. No other injuries were reported.
Witnesses describe a scene of panic inside the restaurant after the explosion.
"As soon as we heard (the) bang, everybody run away," witness George Ribera told CTV's John Musselman.
Police cordoned off approximately one city block and evacuated the area as a precaution.
"We're taking all precautions for members of the public as you can imagine," Toronto Police officer Nick Memme said.
Police are investigating the cause of the explosion. Memme said it is too early in their probe to draw conclusions.
"It's very early on in the investigation," Memme said.
"As I've stated we're just holding our pattern until various other support units come into the area and again, look at the safety aspect and we will continue the investigation."
Yonge Street is currently shut down in both directions between Yorkville and Bloor as police investigate. Downtown traffic is reportedly tied up due to the closure of one of the city's busiest intersections.
There is no word yet on what caused the blast. Emergency crews and police are on the scene.
More to come
This seems to be the work of an individual nut case ... doubt if there's a terrorist connection.
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