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This from CTV.ca, shared under the Fair Dealing provisions of the Copyright Act:
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A 31-year-old London, Ont. man is in custody after threats were allegedly made online toward Canadian Armed Forces members in the Toronto area.

Police in Toronto were reportedly contacted by a concerned citizen on Wednesday over an online conversation they were having with a family member in London.

According to London police, the discussion included threats to harm others, but were general in nature and "not directed at any specific facility or institution."

A spokesperson for the Canadian Armed Forces confirms they were made aware of a threat and, "military establishments in the Greater Toronto Area were placed in a Hold and Secure state of readiness, which was...lifted later in the afternoon."

The hold and secure reportedly lasted less than two hours, and was lifted around 4 p.m.

The London man was taken into custody and police say there is no concern for public safety.

The investigation is ongoing and police say more information will be released as it becomes available.
This from the London Police Service:
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On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, a concerned citizen contacted Toronto area police in regards to on-line discussions they were having with a family member who resides in London, Ontario.

The on-line discussions disclosed threats to harm others. The threats were general in nature and not directed at any specific facility or institution.

As a result, the London Police Service were contacted.

A 31-year-old London man is currently in custody. At this time there is no concern for public safety.

The investigation is on-going. More information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in online anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com

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Anticipating the usual questions and objections, police won’t be able to release a name until and unless charges are actually laid, which likely wouldn’t be til the morning (if at all).
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Anticipating the usual questions and objections, police won’t be able to release a name until and unless charges are actually laid, which likely wouldn’t be til the morning (if at all).
Let the speculation train roll ... ;D
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Let the speculation train roll ... ;D

I’ll start. He was “mentally  ill”.
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Let the speculation train roll ... ;D

I’ll start. He was “mentally  ill”.

Reminds me of this.  :)
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An update from the London Police Service (a bit more attached):
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Charges have been laid in relation to a threats investigation yesterday.

As a result, Jason Richard Stevens, 31, of London, is charged with two counts of uttering threats of death or bodily harm, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

The accused remains in custody and is expected to appear in London court today in relation to the charges.
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