Rob Ford receives another bomb threat, one day after publicizing first threatening letter
TORONTO- One day after Rob Ford publicized a bomb threat demanding he resign, the mayor has received another threat.
Police say they received a call from the mayor’s office at approximately 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon.
The call was the result of an email claiming there was a bomb in the building. Police say officers from 52 division were sent out to investigate but determined the claim to be fake.
A threat on Monday demanded Ford resign as mayor within twelve hours or the sender would blow up city hall. Police say Tuesday’s email had a similar tone, but did not have any specific requests.
Police say it is important to investigate all threats against the public, regardless of who they are directed towards.
“We take it very seriously anytime police receive information about a bomb threat in the area,” said Toronto Police Constable Jennifer Sidhu. “If someone were to do it again today, someone would go out to investigate (again).”
Police say investigations into both threats are ongoing.
Ford has not publically addressed Tuesday’s bomb threat. Police say they cannot comment about his decision to discuss the first letter or how that could affect further threats against city hall.
“The way the mayor decided to address (the first incident) I can’t say that will lead to the next one,” said Sidhu. “But it makes more people aware.”
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