Mayor Ford read reporters the email outside of his office shortly before 2 p.m. and called the threat “very serious” but also continued on with “business as usual.”
City hall was never evacuated and by dinner time, police gave the all clear.
“We don’t believe there is any evidence to support any danger to the
public or to any elected official,” said Toronto police Inspector Frank
Mayor Ford commended police on a “fantastic job” as he left city
hall. “All I can say is there was no bombs in my office, my brother’s
office, or the deputy mayor’s office,” he said.
Earlier, he told reporters he was acting on his own advice to “keep
people aware” by disclosing the threat. He showed the media the alleged
email, but it did not include a header or subject line.