Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Possible Suspect to Be Questioned Following Bomb Threats at Montreal University

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Possible Suspect to Be Questioned Following Bomb Threats at Montreal University

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Possible suspect arrested in university threats

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Montreal police have arrested a possible suspect in connection with bombing threats at Concordia University.

Three university buildings in the downtown are were evacuated Wednesday after the institution received bomb threats targeting Muslim students.

Classes were disrupted for several hundred students as authorities searched the facilities for explosive devices. None were found and police ended their sweep in the afternoon, but the buildings were kept closed until 6 p.m. ET.

A 47-year-old man was taken into custody early Thursday at an apartment in Montreal's Cote-des-Neiges neighbourhood and is expected to be questioned by detectives in the morning.

About 30 residents of the building were evacuated during the police operation and kept aboard transit buses until they could return home. …

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