Police Identify Suspect Following Bomb Hoax at Brampton Grocery Store


A 23-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly calling in a bogus bomb threat at a Brampton grocery store.

Peel police say that on the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, an employee at a Fortino's in the Bovaird Drive and Main Street area received a phone call from a man who indicated that there was a bomb inside of the store.

The store was subsequently evacuated.

Police say a thorough search of the store was conducted by officers, along with an explosive detection canine unit. No explosives were located.

Police say officers were able to identify the man allegedly responsible for the phone call. He was arrested without incident at a nearby residence.

A Brampton man, Bryan Hulme, has been charged with public mischief and will appear in court on Jan. 25.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigators at 22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 2233.

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