Monday, April 03, 2006

Explosion at Toronto Tim Hortons

As some of you may have heard already, the big news in Toronto yesterday was the explosion at a Tim Horton's coffee shop at the intersection of Yonge and Bloor, the epicenter of the city (and just around the corner from where I live).

Initial reports, since proven false, suggested that a man with explosives strapped to his body blew himself up in one of the washrooms, prompting fears of terrorism. According to CTV, it now seems that "an unidentified man went into the coffee shop's washroom carrying a gasoline container," which then exploded: "Investigators do not know what ignited the gasoline or what the deceased man's motives were. Suspicion is focusing on either suicide or arson. They say he was definitely not a terrorist."

I drove by Yonge and Bloor about an hour ago (on my way home from somewhere else) and police were still at the scene. For more, see The Globe and Mail.

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