Monday, March 2, 2015

Mystery of Toronto Pan Am Games stadium tunnel solved: Report

Toronto Police have solved the mystery behind the baffling tunnel constructed near one of the venues to be used in the 2015 Pan Am Games this summer.

And while the public is still in the dark about who dug the mysterious Toronto tunnel near the Rexall Centre or why — police said Monday that they know who built it, and they posed no threat or criminal intent.

Two men built the tunnel for "personal reasons," police said in a release Monday.

"Investigators have verified their account and are satisfied there was neither criminal intent nor any threat to the people or City of Toronto," police said, adding that the case has now been closed.

The 23-foot long reinforced tunnel was first spotted in January by a Toronto and Region Conservation Authority worker, who noticed a large mound of dirt while walking through the area bordered by the tennis stadium and the nearby York University campus.

The worker removed a lid from the ground, and found himself looking down a large, 10-foot hole, lit by a generator with a ladder sticking out. That’s when he called police — setting off a terrorist scare.

Constable Victor Kwong said police are not releasing the men’s names or any further details since the case is not a criminal investigation, but he says there is no connection to York University or the Pan Am Games. The men just “wanted to dig a tunnel,” he said.

Sounds like the ultimate man-cave to me.

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