Ever Seen This Before?

Toronto Police are right now in a bomb convoy down the Don Valley Parkway on the way to the Leslie Street Spit to either dismantle or blow up three bombs they confiscated from the Toronto Letter Bomber this morning. All southbound traffic on the DVP has been stopped, and apparently overpasses cleared, though we did see the odd truck and car cross an overpass from CTV’s copter camera.

I would not want to be the driver of the Toronto Police SUV pulling the bomb trailer.

The police are saying that if you receive a suspicious package in the mail to call them, as they do not know if there are more bombs out there or not. The Lebanese immigrant targetted his victims, but not for political reasons, they said. What a strange day in Toronto.

Update: Global news showed the end-of-the-Gardiner eastbound traffic backed up as the police try to clear those cars off the exit ramp and Lakeshore that they didn’t catch when blocking the eastbound Gardiner traffic. I assume the now-stopped convoy, still on the DVP, will wait until the Gardiner traffic is cleared before moving again. They are clearing those overpasses as the convoy heads south.

3 Comments so far

  1. alden (unregistered) on August 31st, 2007 @ 1:36 pm

    hopefully we get some footage of the detination of these bombs.


  2. alden (unregistered) on August 31st, 2007 @ 2:00 pm

    My question is, Where was the guy who got arrested with the car going to park that car with the bombs inside and leave the car to blow up?


  3. talk talk talk (unregistered) on August 31st, 2007 @ 2:06 pm

    There’s supposed to be a police news conference at 3 so maybe they’ll tell us what he intended with them. Right now we don’t even know if they were letter bombs like the others or bigger ones or if they were meant to create fire or just explode. Good question! That was my first thought too, and my second was how mind-boggling they took him down at a gas station.

    The bombs have not yet been exploded. I heard they moved reporters far back, but allowed cameras to remain closer and keep rolling, so maybe we will see it or maybe they’ll end up disarming them.



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