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Man Accused Of Threatening Toronto Mayor In Court

01/12/2012 05:02 EST | Updated 03/13/2012 05:12 EDT
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Scott MacIntyre, the man accused of threatening the life of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, made a brief court appearance on Thursday.

MacIntyre, 45, was arrested on Wednesday, about six hours after someone allegedly tried to enter Ford's west Toronto home.

In court MacIntyre was subdued as he listened to the charges against him: two counts of threatening death, one count of forcible entry, possession of cocaine and possession of heroin.

The judge ordered MacIntyre — who is the partner of Ford's sister Kathy Ford — to have no contact with the mayor or his family.

"Fine. That's fine by me," he said.

MacIntyre has been ordered held in jail until his next court appearance on Jan. 26.

The latest incident at the mayor's home began at about 8:30 on Wednesday morning when a neighbour reported a suspicious person to police.

Ford told reporters he had dealt with an "unwelcome visitor" but gave no indication that he knew the man.

But MacIntyre is well known to police and to Ford.

MacIntyre was arrested in 2005 after Kathy Ford was shot in the face at her parents' home in Etobicoke.

He faced numerous charges, but they were later withdrawn.

MacIntyre has also spent time in jail for assault and for drug trafficking.

On Wednesday the mayor's brother, Coun. Doug Ford, called for more security around his brother.

On Thursday he didn't want top talk about the incident.

"I'd rather not even comment about that. What happened, happened and we'll move forward," he said.