Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Man, 33, charged in Hoax Regarding Terrorist Activity investigation

Man, 33, charged in Hoax Regarding Terrorist Activity investigation

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 11:26 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of an arrest in a Hoax Regarding Terrorist Activity investigation.

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, the Toronto Police Service became aware of alleged terrorist threats identifying a Toronto landmark and people as targets.

It is further alleged that:

- someone posted threats on the internet

- the threats were to cause bodily harm or death to civilians

- a Toronto landmark and an event were targeted

On Monday, January 30, 2017, Connor Merzetti, 33, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with:

1) Uttering Threats
2) Hoax Regarding Terrorist Activity

He appeared in court at College Park on Monday, January 30, 2017, 2 p.m., room 501.

This investigation was greatly assisted by information from members of the community and other partners. The Toronto Police Service is asking community members to be vigilant for suspicious activities or electronic postings and report this information to police. 

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Hannah Bartz, 51 Division

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