A 47-year-old man has been arrested after a bomb threat targeted Muslim students Wednesday at Concordia University.
According to Montreal police spokesperson Benoit Boisselle, the man was arrested at his apartment on Darlington Avenue.
The police, SWAT team and canine units all participated in the arrest.
Police did not find any incendiary devices or explosives in the man’s residence.
Approximately 30 people were forced to leave their homes during the operation.
Police said it is too early to discuss what charges the man could face.
The bomb threat at Concordia University’s downtown campus forced the evacuation of three buildings.
On Wednesday morning, several media outlets, including Global News, received an email threatening to “detonate once per day, a small artisanal amateur explosive devices.”
The targets were on two floors of the Hall building at 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. Ouest and one floor of the EV building, located at 1515 Sainte-Catherine St., “where Muslims hang out.”
The email goes on to say that the bombs are “not meant to kill anybody. The only aim is to injure some Muslim students” and that “things have changed” now that Donald Trump is in office in the U.S.
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