'Creepy' threat against Rob Ford and family taken seriously

Mayor Rob Ford is seen at Tuesday's executive committee meeting. (MICHAEL PEAKE/QMI Agency)

Mayor Rob Ford is seen at Tuesday's executive committee meeting. (MICHAEL PEAKE/QMI Agency)

Terry Davidson and Don Peat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:58 PM ET

TORONTO — A "creepy" death threat left for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford warned that someone was "targeting" him or a member of his family and that the dastardly deed would be carried out in mid-February, according to a source.

Police officers arrived at Toronto City Hall on Friday after Toronto's embattled mayor — a subject in an ongoing police investigation into a crack cocaine scandal surrounding him — contacted them about a threat he had received in the form of a phone message.

Two officers visited Ford's office later that day and a Ford spokesman confirmed it was due to the threat.

A source told QMI Agency late Friday the threat was in the form of a dire warning that Ford and his family were in danger.

"It was a lady. She was warning Ford that someone else was targeting him or a member of his family and would try to kill them on Feb. 13," said the source. "She said at the end of the message: 'I'm sorry they are trying to do this to you.'"

Meanwhile, police could answer few questions about the threat when contacted on Saturday.

"I have no police reports ... I have no information on it at all," said Staff-Sgt. Winston Bennett of 52 Division when asked if the investigation was ongoing.


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