Man Who Made Terror Threats Against Muslims In Canadian University Turns Out To Be Lebanese

A man has been charged in connection with Wednesday’s terror bomb threats at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. The letter containing the threats can be found at the end of this article. Hisham Saadi, a 47-year-old PhD student in economics at Concordia University, was arrested early today at his come in the Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood of Montreal. According to his landlord, Saadi moved in a few weeks ago and is said to be of Lebanese origin. The landlord says, though, he may have Canadian citizenship since he’s been in Canada for many years. Saadi has been ordered to undergo a psychological assessment. However, his sublessor said:

He’s a PhD student, he doesn’t have [psychiatric] problems. He’s lonely. Single, I mean

Saadi is not known to police and did not resist arrest. Police searched the apartment for almost five hours. No explosives or anything to do with making bombs were found on the premises. The operation came a day after three buildings at Concordia’s downtown campus were evacuated. A letter saying explosive devices were placed in various areas of the school was sent to a number of Montreal media outlets. Police found nothing suspicious during their search of the Hall building, Guy-De Maisonneuve building and the engineering, computer science and visual arts (EV) integrated complex. 30 people were forced from their homes during the police operation due to the concern there could be explosives inside the apartment building. We cannot confirm Saadi’s religion or whether or not he’s a practising Muslim. No motive for the terror hoax has been given yet.

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