Toronto Police Chief Myron Demkiw says there are currently “no credible threats” specifically targeting the Queen City. /p>
In addition, police announced in the afternoon that they had arrested three men in connection with “threats” against the Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto, a secondary school private Jewish woman.
In addition to increased patrols near synagogues, Jewish schools, cultural centers and mosques, among others, the police are opening two command posts in Jewish neighborhoods in the west of the city along the avenue Bathurst.
You're going to see more police. We will ensure the safety and well-being of our communities.
A quote from Toronto Police Chief Myron Demkiw
He adds that police “continue to monitor” the situation, including threats circulating online.
In a statement published on social media, the Peel Regional Police, a suburb of Toronto, also claims to have “increased the deployment of resources near places of worship”, in particular.
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Sara Lefton, of the Jewish organization UJA in Toronto, says she is “scared.”
Sara Lefton of the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto fears a “wave of hatred” against Jews around the world.
As a Jew living in Canada, I am afraid.
A quote from Sara Lefton, manager at the United Jewish Appeal
She welcomes the reinforced police presence in Toronto near places of worship and Jewish schools.
However, on Thursday afternoon, the police in Toronto says the hate crimes unit opened an investigation and three men were arrested in connection with threats against a Jewish high school.
On X, police stated: Report of 3 men at school who were ordered to leave by security. The suspect then threatened the school and left the area. Officers searched the area and arrested all 3 suspects. The Hate Crimes Unit is investigating.
The Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto is located near the intersection of Avenue Wilmington and Overbrook Square.
With information provided by Jérémie Bergeron