POLICE INVESTIGATE THE SCRNE IN PARLIAMENT HILL AFTER AN INDIVIDUAL WAS ARRESTED AFTER THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE WAS EVACUATED WHEN A SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE WAS DISCOVERED ON WEDNESDAY OCT. 16, 2013 IN OTTAWA.
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JESSICA HUME | QMI AGENCY
OTTAWA – The Toronto man charged in a suspected bomb threat at the PMO on Wednesday is no stranger to the law.
Mohamoud Jimale, 45, was convicted in 1998 in Toronto for communication for the purposes for prostitution. He was fined $250.
He faced several other charges over the years, but they were withdrawn.
On Thursday, Jimale was charged with one count uttering threats and one count mischief after allegedly walking into the governmental building with a suspicious package, threatening people and praying in a foreign language,
Langevin Block, that houses the PMO, was evacuated Wednesday morning. Harper wasn’t in the building at the time.
All roads surrounding the building were closed for several hours as police investigated.
A bomb squad was called in to make sure the package wasn’t dangerous.
The bomb scare occurred just hours before the government’s speech from the throne, which was delivered as scheduled.