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Man arrested after ‘multiple’ online threats directed at Toronto university: police

Signage remains at a university campus building in Toronto on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. The board of governors of the Toronto university announced that Ryerson University will change its name to Toronto Metropolitan University. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

A man has been arrested after “multiple” online threats were allegedly made against a downtown Toronto university.

Toronto police said threats were made online on both Saturday and Sunday against Toronto Metropolitan University.

Officers executed a search warrant in association with Hamilton police’s tactical unit on Monday. Multiple electronic devices were taken and a man was arrested in relation to the threats, according to police.

Toronto police said 39-year-old Usman Suhrwardy was charged with 23 separate counts of uttering threats of death or bodily harm.

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He also faces three counts of harassment by threatening conduct.

He was scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

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