Ontario - Muslim Man threatening to detonate a fake suicide vest shot by police in Mississauga? (CP-24).
Peel Police have charged a 26-year-old man shot by officers over the weekend with uttering threats and possession of a fake weapon.
The man was shot at a home near Golden Orchard Drive and Grand Forks Road at around 1 a.m. Nov. 14 after they responded to a call about an emotionally disturbed person.
Peel police confirmed this morning that Hamza Mohamed Abdi, 26, has been charged with possession of an imitation weapon for a dangerous purpose, two counts of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and fail to comply with recognizance.
According to Mississauga newspaper:
Peel Const. George Tudos could neither confirm nor deny reports the man was wearing a fake explosive device and threatened to detonate it, citing the SIU investigation. He released the man’s name and charges he is facing because that information is publicly available in court records.
The SIU, which investigates all cases of serious injury, sexual assault or death involving police, has also designated six Peel officers as witnesses to the incident, spokesperson Jason Gennaro said.
The SIU cleared the scene after spending the weekend investigating:
Peel Police say they were called to Golden Orchard Drive near Grand Forks Road, in the area of Dixie Road and Bloor Street, just after 1 a.m. Saturday and, after an "interaction," shot the 26-year-old man.
Police sources say they were responding for a suicidal man who claimed to be armed with an explosive device. The force’s bomb squad and tactical unit responded to the scene.
The man was taken to St. Michael's Hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
No one else was injured in the incident.
Police say Hamza Mohamed Abdi of Mississauga has been charged with possession of an imitation weapon for a dangerous purpose, two counts of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and failing to comply with recognizance. Hmmmm........Definitely not 'the Canadian way' as Premier Wynne would say.