UPDATED: Bail Hearing of Concordia Bomb Threat Suspect Delayed Until Monday
Lawyer Says Her Client Is Devastated by Charges as He Remains in Police Custody
Hisham Saadi, the suspect who was arrested Thursday morning in relation to the bomb threat at Concordia University on Wednesday, has had his bail hearing postponed until Wednesday, March 8.
This article has been updated.
Saadi, who has been charged with mischief, uttering threats, and inciting fear of a terrorist related attack, was devastated by the charges according to his lawyer, Caroline Braun. Saadi has no criminal record according to CTV.
Braun added she wanted more time to gather testimonies.
The original bail hearing was scheduled to happen Friday morning but was delayed as Saadi, a Concordia student, was speaking with a criminal psychologist.
The rescheduled hearing Monday morning, was delayed when the crown prosecutor presented the defence with new evidence. The bail hearing has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 8.
“I have to take the time to look at the new evidence. I have been given something substantially important,” Braun explained.
The prosecutor, Lucie Martineau, said that she objected to releasing him as he may pose a threat to public safety.
On Wednesday, a letter was sent to media outlets and the university, threatening to detonate bombs in the Hall and EV buildings on Concordia’s downtown campus. The school sent out an evacuation notice, and closed the buildings until 6 p.m.
The SPVM swept both buildings and but not find any explosives.