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Threat made against GTA and London, Ont. military buildings

Canadian Armed Forces buildings both in the Greater Toronto Area and in London were put in a hold and secure Wednesday because of a threat against the military.

Man now in police custody, officials say

The Canadian Armed Forces says a threat was made against military buildings on Wednesday afternoon. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)

Canadian Armed Forces buildings both in the Greater Toronto Area and in London were put in a hold and secure Wednesday because of a threat against the military.

Lt. Nadine Abou Rjeily, a public affairs officer with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), told CBC Toronto that a threat was made in the area around 1:30 p.m.

"As a consequence, military establishments in the GTA were placed in a hold and secure state of readiness," Rjeily said.

She did not elaborate on what the threat was.

The hold and secure was lifted around 4 p.m., she said.

A man is now in custody with London police, Rjeily said.