Broadcast time: 16:53
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Intelligence Services
416−808−3500

The Toronto Police Service wants to alert the public in regards to two incidents of improvised explosive devices.

It is reported that:
− On Saturday, August 11, 2007, at about 9 p.m., an envelope was found at a home in the Victoria Park Avenue/Lawrence Avenue East area,
− when the envelope was opened, it exploded,
− the victim sustained injuries to his hands.

It is also reported that:
− On Sunday, August 19, 2007, at about 3 p.m., an envelope was found at a home in the Yonge Street/Sheppard Avenue West area,
− the envelope had a petroleum−type odour,
− police were called and the envelope was safely detonated.

Both packages were 8 1/2" x 11", plastic, bubble−wrapped envelopes with properly−addressed courier receipts attached. They contained petroleum−type fluid.

Members of the public should exercise caution with unexpected packages or envelopes and should contact police if they are suspicious of the contents. Envelopes and packages should not be handled or moved.

Anyone with information that may assist police with their investigation are asked to contact 416−808−3638 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS.