Chatham, Ont. man charged after alleged Parliament Hill threat

A federal provacy watchdog says proposed anti-terror legislation sets the threshold for sharing Canadians’ personal data far too low. Justin Tang / The Canadian Press

CHATHAM, Ont. – Police in southwestern Ontario say they’ve arrested a man who allegedly threatened to blow up the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa.

Chatham-Kent police say they were contacted by the RCMP on Friday to follow up on an alleged threat made by a man in Chatham, Ont.

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They say the man allegedly made a phone call to the Library of Parliament and said he wanted to blow up Parliament as part of a “revolution” against Parliament Hill.

Police say they arrested a 49-year-old man without incident on Friday afternoon.

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The man is currently in custody and is facing one count of hoax – terrorist activity, and one count of uttering threats.

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Police say the matter is still under investigation.

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