Stephen Tynes, Dalhousie student, planned massacre, court documents allege
Police say they seized 1,834 rounds of ammunition and several guns from Halifax apartment
A Dalhousie University medical student who was facing expulsion told a psychiatrist he would obtain a gun and kill up to 20 people and himself, court documents allege.
The search warrant documents filed with Halifax provincial court allege Stephen Gregory Tynes, 30, met with a psychiatrist on Aug. 20 and told the doctor he would stab the associate dean of undergraduate medical education and her daughter, who was also his classmate.
In the document, police say they later went to an apartment in Halifax and seized 1,834 rounds of rifle ammunition, a Russian SKS rifle, a Henry Golden Boy .22-calibre rifle, a banana clip for a rifle, a baggie with three clips and a bore cleaner, two ammunition boxes, a firearms acquisition card and a gun club card.
None of the allegations has been tested in court.
Dalhousie University says Tynes has been suspended from the school. Dalhousie increased security after the allegations came to light.
A spokeswoman for the public prosecution service said Tynes was arrested on the same day as his meeting with the psychiatrist and was later charged with two counts of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and one count of engaging in threatening conduct directed at a person or any member of their family.
Chris Hansen said Tynes appeared in court last Tuesday for a bail hearing and was released on conditions that he live at his father's home and have no contact with the two women he is alleged to have threatened by name.
The court also required that he not possess any firearms, alcohol or drugs, and that he stay away from Dalhousie's campus except when he is with his parents or his lawyer.