Police "don't believe there's any significant threat" to Toronto following Pittsburgh shooting
One day after a devastating attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 people dead and six injured, Toronto Police say there is no threat to our city's Jewish community at this time.
However, Police Cst. David Hopkinson says investigators are always monitoring for threats to public safety, regardless of events playing out in North America or internationally.
"We continuously monitor issues, and we make appropriate adjustments in our plans in order to mitigate any potential risks to public safety," he told NEWSTALK1010 Sunday afternoon. "Often, this includes an increased presence of uniformed officers. There can sometimes be road closures, or traffic restrictions."
He says what they don't do, is disclose the specifics of their security plans.
Saturday's shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighbourhood left 11 people dead and six injured - four of them police officers.
"I've not seen any calls coming over, I've not seen any indications that there's an increased threat [in Toronto]," Hopkinson said. "Everything that I've been monitoring, there doesn't appear to be anything that we should be concerned about."
He says there are officers on staff who monitor issues nationally and globally, but "we live in a fairly safe city."
"Compared to any other of its size, our crime rate is very low."