Toronto man charged after allegedly approaching Ford’s home with butcher knife

By News staff

Toronto police have charged a 44-year-old Toronto man after he allegedly approached Premier Doug Ford’s Etobicoke home armed with a butcher knife on Monday night.

Police say George Niras, 44, is facing charges of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and 11 counts of mischief to property under $5000.

Police allege Niras slashed the tires on multiple vehicles in the Kipling Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West area before approaching Ford’s home just before 6 p.m.

In a statement Doug Ford’s office said an OPP officer was at the home at the time, and quickly made an arrest before anyone was injured.

“Last night, a man with a large butcher’s knife showed up at the Premier’s home while yelling threats,” a Ford spokesperson confirmed. “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.”

The OPP confirms an officer was at the Premier’s home as part of a regular security detail.

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