47-year-old suspect arrested in connection with the threats that forced the evacuation of Concordia University, Hisham Saadi, appeared via videoconference on Thursday afternoon and is anticipated to face a bail hearing on Friday. The suspect is still in custody and faces multiple charges including uttering threats, mischief, and inciting fears of a terrorist threat and will undergo a mental health evaluation.
A threatening letter Saadi sent to the school resulted in thousands of university students being sent home on Wednesday. According to the letter, multiple explosives were placed in a bid to target Muslim students, but a search of three buildings never found any trace of a bomb. The letter, which claimed it was from a group calling itself the Council of Conservative Citizens of Canada, said that “now that President Trump is in office south of the border, things have changed.”