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Updated: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:24:59 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Rob Ford says he received a bomb threat: 'Leave office or city hall will blow'



Sobriety coaches have reportedly aided Lindsay Lohan, Matthew Perry and Owen Wilson in the past. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has engaged a sobriety coach for himself since coming back from rehab. Chris Young/Canadian Press

Sobriety coaches have reportedly aided Lindsay Lohan, Matthew Perry and Owen Wilson in the past. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has engaged a sobriety coach for himself since coming back from rehab. Chris Young/Canadian Press

Mayor Rob Ford says he and his councillor brother, Doug, have received an email threatening to blow up city hall if the two don't resign.

The mayor said the email warned that the Fords have "24 hours to vacate" otherwise "City hall will blow." Ford said the email indicated explosives had already been set up around the building. Doug Ford, who represents Etobicoke North, is the mayor's campaign manager.

Ford said the email is "disturbing" and he has notified the police. He said police will be investigating the threat.

He said he has no plans to leave.

"I will carry on with business," he said.

When asked if the police advised him to go public with the threat, the mayor responded he was "acting on his own advice."

"I just want to let the people of this great city know what's going on," he said.

Toronto police confirmed they received a call about the threat.

Const. David Hopkinson said police are investigating and he is limited in what he can say about it. He thinks the threat was reported by city hall security.

There are police officers regularly at city hall.

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