Man, 27, charged after allegedly making threatening Facebook post

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Man, 27, charged after allegedly making threatening Facebook post
Two armoured shields sit on the curb outside of and Esso station where the SIU, Halton Regional Police and OPP are on the scene investigating a police involved shooting on Appleby Line in Burlington, Ont. on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Halton Regional Police have confirmed that two of their officers were injured during the incident and are receiving treatment for their injuries. There are reports that the suspect is deceased at the scene. The SIU have been called in to investigate. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

TORONTO  Police say a Hamilton man has been arrested after allegedly making empty threats about carrying out a mass shooting at a Toronto nightclub.

Toronto Police say the Facebook post, which they learned about on Friday, was made “as a hoax.”

They allege the man used a fake profile to make the threats.

Investigators say the man was identified nonetheless, and has been charged with conveying false information with intent to alarm.

The 27-year-old appeared in court on Saturday, and also faces a charge of failing to comply with probation.