DISCOVERED: Underground Bunker Near Canadian Arena

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This is a serious matter. Could be drug smuggling, terrorism or human trafficking.

Toronto police are searching for the builder of a mysterious underground bunker, but say there was nothing to suggest any criminal activity was involved.

The bunker was discovered on Jan. 14, and is just a few hundred metres from the Rexall Centre, also known as the Canadian Tennis Centre, which will be hosting Pan Am tennis competitions this summer.

It was built in a wooded area just south of the tennis courts, Toronto Police Deputy Chief Mark Saunders said at a news conference Tuesday.

Saunders, who is the executive officer for Pan Am Games security, said there is “robust security” in place for the Games. He said security officials have not received any direct threats.

Police are still trying to find the builder or builders, but Saunders said that the bunker wasn’t thought to pose a public safety threat.

“I don’t have any evidence that suggests criminality at this point, but bear in mind I don’t have the intent behind this at this point. That could change. I’m open to anything right now,” he told media.

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