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Man faces charges for Halifax bomb threat

File / Global News

HALIFAX – Police have laid charges against a 42-year-old Halifax man in connection to a bomb threat that closed a charity run two weeks ago.

Halifax Regional Police arrested a man Thursday afternoon at the Dartmouth Sportsplex after he revealed to a security guard at Mount Saint Vincent University that he was responsible for the bomb threat.

Edward Louis Shea of Halifax is scheduled to appear in provincial court Friday and face charges of hoax regarding terrorist activity, uttering threats and four counts of breaching court orders.

On June 7, a bomb threat was called in from a pay phone at the corner of South Park and Spring Garden Road.

The male caller did not give a target for his threat but mentioned it would be similar to the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Police say they received several tips that helped them identify the suspect after they released a recording of the call.

The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life was being held at the Halifax Commons at the same time. Organizers decided to cancel the race to protect the 700 participants.

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