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Police find men who created mysterious Toronto tunnel

Police say they have identified and spoken with two men who built the mysterious 10-metre tunnel near York University in January, but they're not revealing their names, occupations, or, well, anything at all.

According to a press release issued this morning, police received information three days after releasing images of the tunnel that allowed them to identify and interview two men. The pair told detectives they built the tunnel for "personal reasons."

CP24 is quoting a police officer who says the tunnel was "a man cave."

"Investigators have verified their account and are satisfied there was neither criminal intent nor any threat to the people or city of Toronto," the news release says. "The investigation is concluded."

So that's it. Case closed. The men dug a hole for personal reasons. Nothing to see here. Move along. Well, not so fast. Twitter has a thing or two to say about today's abrupt conclusion to the underground drama that got us through the end of a very cold February.

Chris Bateman is a staff writer at blogTO. Follow him on Twitter at @chrisbateman.

Image: Toronto Police Service


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