Update: What we know so far..
Early this morning there was an incident near the south tower elevators that created a disturbance which spread throughout the convention level at approximately 2 am.
The events occurred as follows:
• Attendees moved down the escalators away from the south tower
• They moved across the lobby and then back upstairs towards the sky bridge to the convention center
• Hotel security called Toronto Police Services (TPS) immediately following the incident
• The Nightingales responded shortly after hearing the attendees
• Together with the Toronto Police Service, they secured the area
• They then performed a sweep of the area
• A lockdown was initiated, and the gaming lounge was evacuated
• An “all clear” was called within two hours after no immediate threats were located.
The investigation is still ongoing. At this time we do not have more details, but will provide updates as we investigate further. Please allow us to continue to gather information and avoid spreading rumours.
We have been assured that the convention area is safe and Furnal Equinox attendees may enjoy the final day of the event as planned. If you have any concerns now or in the future, please feel free to contact there Nightingales in person or via email at email@example.com. Your health and safety is our top priority.
We would also like to thank the Westin Hotel security team and Toronto Police Service for their quick response and assistance on this matter. And a thank you to all attendees for your cooperation and patience.