Toronto mayoral candidates were back on the campaign trail Friday after a man who allegedly threatened to shoot them was arrested and charged.
Police say the 29-year-old man has been charged with two counts of carrying a dangerous weapon and one count of carrying a concealed weapon after he allegedly threatened to shoot the mayoral candidates.
Police later confirmed the alleged weapon was a pellet gun.
The charges against the Toronto man announced Friday morning also include uttering threats and failure to comply with a court condition.
A debate was cancelled and several candidates paused their campaign activities Thursday after police reported a man allegedly entered a public location in the city's east end, threatened to shoot the candidates and then brandished what looked like a gun.
Police called it a blanket threat, not targeting any specific campaign, and say the location was unrelated to any candidate appearances.