Man charged after Toronto candidates threatened


Man charged after Toronto candidates threatened

Toronto mayoral candidates are back on the campaign trail today after a man who allegedly threatened to shoot them was arrested and charged.

Police say the 29-year-old man has been charged with two counts of carrying a dangerous weapon and one count of carrying a concealed weapon after he allegedly threatened to shoot the mayoral candidates.

The charges against the Toronto man announced Friday morning also include uttering threats and failure to comply with a court condition.

A Toronto Police Services logo is shown at headquarters, in Toronto, on Friday, August 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

A debate was cancelled and several candidates paused their campaign activities Thursday after police reported a man allegedly entered a location in the city’s east end, threatened to shoot the candidates and then brandished a gun.

Police called it a blanket threat, not targeting a specific campaign.

The mayoral byelection is scheduled for June 26.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 2, 2023.

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