The Apathetic Bomber Target: Loblaws Superstore
Passing through St Clair West Station on my way home tonight, I found the doors to the upstairs bus platform totally barricaded. Commuters were sent out a side exit as all buses and streetcars were being held or routed around the station.
I arrive outside to find that St. Clair between Bathurst & Spadina has been blocked off by squad cars while the front of the Forest Hill Loblaws is dressed in police tape.
"What the heck goes down at a Loblaws," I mutter to a friend before we couldn't help but laugh at seeing that crafty police had used shopping carts as anchors for the police tape lines which blocked various areas of the street.
A closer look revealed lime-green t-shirted staff held in the park across the street and the canine unit sniffing around... which could only mean one thing: bomb-threat.
Now, I kid around in the headline here, as a grocery store near closing time may seem like a bad target, but it *is* located right above a subway station, so there was potential for some trouble. On that note, trains were still passing through which perhaps doesn't seem like the safest plan of action.
(Photo of staff being allowed to re-enter the store)
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