OPP arrest man with large butcher knife, yelling threats outside Doug Ford’s house, premier’s office says

Premier Doug Ford’s office said a man allegedly equipped with a large butcher knife showed up outside Ford’s Etobicoke home and was arrested by an Ontario Provincial Police officer.

Government spokesperson Ivana Yelich told Global News the man was allegedly yelling threats on Monday night.

Yelich also said an OPP officer was on-site nearby and arrested the man a short time later.

“The premier thanks the officer for his quick action and bravery, which resulted in no harm to anyone involved in the incident,” Yelich said in a statement.

Ford’s house has been the site of protests before. In late November 2020, Ford commented that “every single day” there were protesters outside his home calling them “buffoons.”

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“I have the best neighbours anyone could ever ask for. They didn’t sign up for this,” Ford said at the time. “They aren’t making decisions for the government. It is totally unfair.

“It’s unacceptable that they have to put up with this because they’re living beside the Premier.”

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