Toronto Police Say Tunnel Mystery Is Solved

The site near where the Pan Am Games will be held raised suspicions, but officials say that two men simply dug a hole with plans to hang out there.

OTTAWA — Toronto’s mystery tunnel has turned out to be a place for a couple of guys to get away from it all, more a “man cave” than a terrorist threat.

After being stumped for more than a month by a 33-foot-long, hand-dug and carefully reinforced tunnel to nowhere, the Toronto Police said Monday that they had identified two men in their 20s who did the backbreaking work.

But even if the tunnelers have breached municipal bylaws or conservation regulations, they apparently have nothing to fear. Rick Sikorski, a spokesman for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, said that given that the police had closed their case, it did not plan to pursue the men.

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Source: The New York Times (1551 Articles)
Written by Ian Austen