A Man With A Large Butcher's Knife Was Arrested Outside Doug Ford's House Last Night

He showed up at the premier's home while yelling threats, Ford's spokesperson said.

A Man With A Large Butcher's Knife Was Arrested Outside Doug Ford's ...

Premier Doug Ford is thanking an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer for his "bravery" after a man showed up at his home with a weapon on Monday night.

"Last night, a man with a large butcher's knife showed up at the Premier's home while yelling threats," the premier's spokesperson, Ivana Yelich, told Narcity in an email. "An OPP officer was on site and arrested the man immediately."

"The Premier thanks the officer for his quick action and bravery, which resulted in no harm to anyone involved in the incident."

According to the Toronto Star, residents of the Etobicoke neighbourhood where the premier lives said they saw the man at around 7:30 p.m. looking upset and brandishing a knife that appeared to be covered in blood.

Ford's home has been stormed by protestors in the past. In October, he pleaded with protestors to stop showing up at his home and "[scaring] the kids" in his neighbourhood, and asked them to hold demonstrations at Queen's Park instead.

More from Narcity

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.