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Toronto Police: Underground Tunnel a Mystery; Who Built It?

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By    |   Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 06:51 PM

Police in Toronto have discovered a mysterious underground tunnel near York University.

The tunnel is about 10 yards long and two yards high, and includes plywood wall supports, a gas generator, moisture resistant light bulbs, a sump pump for removing ground water, a wheelbarrow, and food and beverage containers, The Associated Press reported.

Officials also found a rosary and a Remembrance Day poppy.

Deputy Chief Mark Saunders said there’s no indication of criminal activity, and he doesn’t know who built the underground tunnel or why it was built.

"Until we get what the intent is behind this, we're going to continue to investigate," he said, according to the AP.

A Toronto and Region Conservation Authority employee found the tunnel in mid-January after lifting a piece of corrugated steel, CBC News reported.

The underground bunker, which was filled in by authorities, was dug in the woods near the site of this summer’s Pan Am Games.

The discovery raised questions about security related to the games.

"I would think that they would want to have some level of assurance that this was not targeting the games or targeting any other facility around there," said Ray Boisvert, former assistant director of intelligence at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, according to the CBC. "I would want to be able to have some sense that we know what the purpose of that particular tunnel was and who was likely — if not who, precisely — was behind it."

Twitter users shared comments and jokes about the tunnel.













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