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Sudbury Court House bomb threat suspect arrested

The 25-year-old was arrested by Toronto Police Service over the weekend
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Sudbury Courthouse on Elm Street was evacuated Aug. 5, following a bomb threat.

A man Greater Sudbury Police say is responsible for an Aug. 5 bomb threat at the Sudbury Court House has been taken into custody.

The city’s 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Centre received a phone call regarding a bomb threat at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 5. 

The information provided was that a bomb had been left inside the Court House and that it was set to explode.

Officers attended the area and set up containment of the building while additional officers assisted with evacuating the Court House.

Greater Sudbury Police’s Emergency Response Unit, Courts Branch and Patrol Operations completed a thorough search of the building and did not locate any suspicious packages or explosive devices.

At the conclusion of the search, individuals were permitted to return to the building and Court resumed for the day.

Through the ongoing investigation, Greater Sudbury Police detectives identified the man believed to be responsible.

The 25-year-old was located and arrested in Toronto by the Toronto Police Service on Aug. 6.

The suspect has been charged with false message, public mischief, uttering threats, mischief under $5,000 and harassing phone calls.

He was transported to Greater Sudbury to attend Weekend and Statutory Holiday (WASH) Court Aug. 7. After attending WASH Court, he was remanded into custody and he will appear in Bail Court today, Aug. 8.

Upon his return to Greater Sudbury, the suspect was also arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant for criminal harassment.