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UPDATE: Police say city hall is safe after bomb threat

Mayor Rob Ford said an email was sent Councillor Doug Ford's and Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly's offices

 

Police spent hours searching city hall, after the Mayor's brother Councillor Doug Ford and Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly received a threat, demanding the Fords leave office or the building will blow up.

But police did not find any explosives.

Uniformed officers and Ace, the dog representing the force's K9 unit, went in and out of cubicles and offices sniffing every corner.

Isp. Frank Barredo of Toronto Police says they're still investigating. Just moments earlier, the Mayor rushed out of his office, thanking officers for doing a good job.

Rob Ford would not comment as to why he still held meetings in his office or took pictures with residents after making the threat public.

Earlierin the day, Ford said a bomb threat was received on Monday.

It reads, "He [Mayor Ford] has 12 hours to vacate or else City Hall will blow. I have already set up explosives around."

Ford told reporters, "We are carrying on... I have meetings and I've got calls to return...and I'm going to continue doing that."

At no time was city hall evacuated.

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  1. dama posted on 08/11/2014 02:14 PM
    "Shirtless Joe" must be so desperate . resorting to bomb threat !!!! Rob Ford will answer your questions in due time,,

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  2. Craig Milton posted on 08/11/2014 02:16 PM
    Whoa! I didn't realize it's typed in CAPS! This guy means business...
  3. ArtC posted on 08/11/2014 02:42 PM
    i don't believe a word of it. I think it's a sick sick scam by the Fords to create media buzz and attention. they're finished! these idiots will stop at nothing.
    to go on air and read this out should tell you something. it's a fake
    1. dama posted on 08/11/2014 02:57 PM
      @ArtC For posting what your opinion: you just won the secret prize, a night out with the Ford brothers.. (knew someone will post that the Ford brothers did that bomb letter for media buzz and attention). Congratulation..

      But really??? you think they would do that and call the police and gave that letter to the police just to get some campaign attention !!!

      The fall out would be greater and a bigger lost for their campaign..and criminal charge considering with all the other stuffs, Rob Ford has yet to be charged ..

      SMH ..
    2. Karl Burgin posted on 08/11/2014 03:31 PM
      @ArtC Really?!?!
      The Fords made this up- that's what you've surmised from all this....

      BAM! You get a face-palm...
      ............................................________........................
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      ................./......................................................,:`^`..}....
      .............../...................................................,:”........./.....
      ..............?.....__.........................................:`.........../.....
      ............./__.(.....“~-,_..............................,:`........../........
      .........../(_....”~,_........“~,_....................,:`........_/...........
      ..........{.._$;_......”=,_.......“-,_.......,.-~-,},.~”;/....}...........
      ...........((.....*~_.......”=-._......“;,,./`..../”............../............
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      I'm not sure which sounds crazier- the bomb threat, or the comment that you think the Fords cooked this up...
    3. StuG posted on 08/11/2014 03:47 PM
      @dama since when have the Fords used common sense?
      1st it doesn't look like an email print out more of a word document.
      2nd what sociopath would take this call a media scrum outside his office and read it to the media. did the police say sure Rob won't hurt to read it out and scare the blank out of the whole building. i agree something smells.
      you can't trust these people. they've proven time and again their dishonesty..
    4. dama posted on 08/11/2014 04:41 PM
      @StuG I echoed Karl Burgin's reply::

      Really?!?!
      The Fords made this up- that's what you've surmised from all this....

      BAM! You get a face-palm...
      ............................................________........................
      ....................................,.-‘”...................``~.,..................
      .............................,.-”...................................“-.,............
      .........................,/...............................................”:,........
      .....................,?......................................................\,.....
      .................../...........................................................,}....
      ................./......................................................,:`^`..}....
      .............../...................................................,:”........./.....
      ..............?.....__.........................................:`.........../.....
      ............./__.(.....“~-,_..............................,:`........../........
      .........../(_....”~,_........“~,_....................,:`........_/...........
      ..........{.._$;_......”=,_.......“-,_.......,.-~-,},.~”;/....}...........
      ...........((.....*~_.......”=-._......“;,,./`..../”............../............
      ...,,,___.\`~,......“~.,....................`.....}............../.............
      ............(....`=-,,.......`........................(......;_,,-”...............
      ............/.`~,......`-...............................\....../\...................
      .............\`~.*-,.....................................|,./.....\,__...........
      ,,_..........}.>-._\...................................|..............`=~-,....
      .....`=~-,_\_......`\,.................................\........................
      ...................`=~-,,.\,...............................\.......................
      ................................`:,,...........................`\..............__..
      .....................................`=-,...................,%`>--==``.......
      ........................................_\..........._,-%.......`\...............
      ...................................,<`.._|_,-&``................`\..............

      I'm not sure which sounds crazier- the bomb threat, or the comment that you think the Fords cooked this up...
    5. AbbyW posted on 08/11/2014 11:51 PM
      @ArtC Congratulations! You've just made the Fords appear like geniuses compared to your comments.
  4. Jon Hammond posted on 08/11/2014 04:48 PM
    Here's a tip: When issuing bomb threats, learn to spell properly and use correct grammar and punctuation if you want to be taken seriously. Otherwise, you just look like an ignorant uneducated lunatic versus a literate well-read lunatic.
  5. Jon Hammond posted on 08/11/2014 04:51 PM
    Maybe the letter was written by Hamas sympathizer, Judy Rebick. No, the spelling, grammar, and punctuation look far better than what one would expect from that far Left wing loon and professor at Ryerson's School of Journalism. :)
  6. PatriciaV posted on 08/11/2014 05:31 PM
    I laughed out loud watching the CP24 piece. This is another in the Fords' series of 'Bob Roberts' campaign strategies. It was, though, kind of the quasi-mayor to auto-correct the spelling errors as he read aloud. And, how brave of them to risk not only their own lives, but those of the thousands of others in the building, by not evacuating. The saddest part of this is that, bona fide bomb threat or not, no one believes them.
    1. StuG posted on 08/12/2014 09:47 AM
      @PatriciaV how much did Rob use up of his limited iq to think it was a good idea to read this so called email out in public without police approval? thats a question i have
    2. Angry Bill posted on 08/12/2014 09:56 AM
      @StuG Not a big deal. Nothing wrong with what he did, in my opinion. Should he have read it? Sure, why not. He's the mayor. He doesn't have a boss. If he can't make a decision like this, then what's the point?

      I also think he made the right call, because he was showing what kind of idiot the letter writer was. Someone who obviously struggles with the English language like that probably doesn't have the IQ to plant bombs all over city hall. Rob calling him out like that, at city hall in front of his office is just thumbing his nose at the idiot who sent in the bomb threat. And that's the entirely right way to handle it. Don't treat the idiot seriously, and Rob didn't.
    3. Karl Burgin posted on 08/13/2014 12:36 PM
      @PatriciaV Please...stop saying that Rob Ford wrote the letter as part of his campaign.
      It makes you sound uneducated and desperate.

      There are so many limitless ways this could go bad for Rob Ford if he wrote it, and then brought the police in to investigate. The same police mind you, who are not necessarily "friends" with the Fords....

      So, how is this a campaign "strategy" again....?
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