Bomb threat made against Toronto City Hall

Rob Ford speaks about a bomb threat against City Hall. (DON PEAT/Toronto Sun)

Rob Ford speaks about a bomb threat against City Hall. (DON PEAT/Toronto Sun)

Don Peat, City Hall Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 8:25 PM ET

TORONTO -- Mayor Rob Ford blew the lid on a City Hall bomb threat Monday, but Toronto Police quickly confirmed it was a dud.

Police officers and a bomb-sniffing dog named Ace searched the mayor's office and several other areas in the wake of an e-mailed threat received by Councillor Doug Ford and Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly's office on Sunday night.

The e-mail demanded that the Ford brothers resign or else City Hall was going to "blow."

Although the building wasn't evacuated and no explosives were found at City Hall on Monday, police say they are continuing to investigate the threat.

Rob Ford made the bomb threat public on Monday in a hastily-called press conference in front of his office.

 

"They're mentioning my name, if I don't resign immediately that the building is going to get blown up," Ford told reporters.

The e-mail threat warned that the bomb was "already set up."

"If you ignore this warning, City Hall will disappear from the map and believe me, I am not joking," read the e-mail that was rife with typos.

The mayor -- who has received death threats in the past -- said he wanted people to know about the threat without causing any panic.

 

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