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10/08/2015 09:53 EDT | Updated 10/08/2016 01:12 EDT

Case set over for Halifax student who allegedly thought about killing 20 people

HALIFAX — The case of a suspended Dalhousie medical student who allegedly told his psychiatrist he had thoughts of shooting up to 20 people before killing himself has been put off until Nov. 2.

Stephen Gregory Tynes faces two counts of uttering threats to cause bodily harm and once count of engaging in threatening conduct.

The 30-year-old is also charged with unauthorized possession of a prohibited device in relation to an overcapacity cartridge magazine.

Defence lawyer Stan MacDonald told Halifax provincial court Wednesday he needs time to consider new evidence and speak with his client.

In a search warrant, police allege Tynes told his psychiatrist he was going to stab the associate dean of undergraduate medical education at Dalhousie as well as her daughter.

Tynes, who did not appear in court, remains free on bail but has been ordered to stay at his father's home in Truro, N.S.

The Canadian Press