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Bail hearing set for man accused of threatening to blow up Parliament

04/13/2015 08:22 EDT | Updated 06/18/2015 03:59 EDT
CHATHAM, Ont. - A bail hearing is scheduled today for a southwestern Ontario man accused of threatening to blow up the Parliament buildings in Ottawa.

Chatham-Kent police say David Osterbrook, 49, was arrested Friday and charged with one count of hoax — terrorist activity, and one count of uttering threats.

He is accused of phoning the Library of Parliament and saying he wanted to blow up Parliament as part of a "revolution" against Parliament Hill.

Police say they were contacted by RCMP to follow up on the alleged threat.