Man, 40, threatens officers with knife at police headquarters

TORONTO, Ont. – A 40-year-old Toronto resident has been arrested after entering the city’s downtown police headquarters and threatening officers with a knife early in the afternoon of July 12. According to a news release from the Toronto Police Service (TPS), Hugh Carl Persad entered the building and brandished a knife while directing threats at officers. Other TPS officers responded at 12:50 p.m. and apprehended the man, police said. Persad is facing several charges: two counts each of assaulting a peace officer while threatening to use a weapon and uttering death threats, along with one count each of carrying a concealed weapon, holding a dangerous weapon and obstructing a peace officer. He was scheduled to appear in court on the morning of July 14.

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