Man charged following Toronto mass shooting threat posted on Facebook

Sep 24 2018, 1:14 pm

Toronto Police have arrested a Hamilton man after a threatening Facebook post from a fake profile suggesting a mass shooting at a downtown Toronto nightclub on Friday evening.

According to police, on Friday, September 21, investigators were advised of the “concerning” post on Facebook which indicated there would be a mass shooting at a nightclub in the downtown Toronto area.

Police say, Michael Aaron Jardine, 27, of Hamilton, was arrested and charged with conveying false information with intent to alarm and failing to comply with probation.

Investigators believe there was no validity to the threatening Facebook post, as it was done as a hoax.

Jardine appeared in court on Saturday, September 22, at Old City Hall courts.

Anyone with potentially valuable information is asked to contact police or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers.

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