A Toronto man charged after a suspicious package was found at the building housing the Prime Minister’s Office was released on bail Friday.
Mohamoud Jimale, 45, is charged with uttering threats and mischief after allegedly walking into Langevin Block with a suspicious package, threatening people and praying in a foreign language.
Defence lawyer Solomon Friedman secured Jimale’s release late in the afternoon after a bail hearing before justice of the peace Beverly Souliere.
Evidence at the hearing is protected by a standard publication ban.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper was not in the building when it was shut down for several hours Wednesday in light of the alleged threat, which prompted police to send in a bomb robot.
Jimale was ordered to live with his surety in Toronto and can only come to Ottawa for court appearances. He is not allowed to have weapons or a passport and must take medical treatment as directed.