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Toronto police arrest man who allegedly made online threat against school

Toronto police say they’ve arrested a 28-year-old man after investigating an alleged online threat to commit a shooting at a school. 

Police say they made the arrest on Tuesday after carrying out a search warrant in the Hamilton area.

The force says it was notified of an alleged threat made against an unnamed Toronto school last week.

It says a man allegedly said in an online chat that he had a gun, was in Toronto, and planned to commit a shooting at a school on Friday.

Police say the 28-year-old who was arrested faces charges that include uttering threats, hoax regarding terrorist activity and two counts of possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order.

The man is set to appear in a Toronto court on Wednesday. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 21, 2020.

This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

The Canadian Press

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