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Hisham Saadi is shown in Montreal Police handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Hisham Saadi is shown in Montreal Police handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Montreal bail hearing begins for Concordia University bomb threat suspect Add to ...

A bail hearing for the suspect in an alleged bomb threat against Muslim students at Concordia University began Wednesday and was struck by a publication ban requested by his lawyer.

Hisham Saadi, 47, faces three charges stemming from the March 1 incident: mischief, uttering threats and inciting fear of a terrorist-related attack.

Three university buildings in the downtown area were evacuated for several hours after Concordia received what it called bomb threats targeting Muslim students.

A police sweep of the buildings found no explosive devices.

Saadi was arrested last Thursday.

The Crown opposes his release pending his trial, citing public safety concerns.

The hearing resumes Thursday.

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