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Police charge man who allegedly threatened a mosque in London, Ont.

LONDON, Ont. — Police have charged a 24-year-old man after he allegedly threatened to shoot people inside a mosque in London, Ont.

London police say they responded to a serious threat at about 1:40 p.m. Sunday at the London Muslim Mosque and directed those inside to lock the doors.

They say they immediately arrested a man without incident.

Police say they didn't find a gun and don't believe the threat was racially motivated.

Omid Ghaffouri, of London, has been charged with uttering threats, disturbing religious worship and failing to leave a premises when directed.

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