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Ontario Man Charged After Alleged Threat Made Against Parliament Hill

04/12/2015 01:49 EDT | Updated 06/12/2015 05:59 EDT
CHATHAM, - Police in southwestern Ontario say they've arrested a man who allegedly threatened to blow up the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa.

Chatham-Kent police say they were contacted by the RCMP on Friday to follow up on an alleged threat made by a man in Chatham, Ont.

They say the man allegedly made a phone call to the Library of Parliament and said he wanted to blow up Parliament as part of a "revolution" against Parliament Hill.

Police say they arrested a 49-year-old man without incident on Friday afternoon.

The man is currently in custody and is facing one count of hoax — terrorist activity, and one count of uttering threats.

Police say the matter is still under investigation.

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