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Rob Ford Says City Hall Is Target of Bomb Threat

Email received by Doug Ford says that unless the mayor and his brother vacate City Hall, the building will be destroyed.

Photo by Steve M, from the Torontoist Flickr pool.

An email received by Doug Ford’s office last night states that unless the mayor and his brother leave City Hall within 12 or 24 hours (both timelines are provided), “City Hall will blow.” The sender claims already to have “already set up explosives around” and writes, “since you guys been back, it’s been chaos.” The sender continues, “If you walk, everything is fine but if you ignore this warning, City Hall will disappear from the map.”

Toronto police have confirmed that a threat was received, and officers are currently on scene conducting an investigation. Officers have not yet determined whether an evacuation is necessary.

“I don’t want people to panic,” said Ford. “The police are working on this to find out who sent it.”