Canada Post threat update: Cornwall man charged

A sign inside the Canada Post office on Second Street West in Cornwall, Ont. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The office and depot were closed after receiving a threat. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – A Cornwall man has been charged with threatening to kill workers at the Cornwall Canada Post.

The main post office on Second Street West was abruptly closed Wednesday afternoon after Canada Post says it received a “credible threat” made to Canada Post employees and facilities in Cornwall.

Operations at its depot on Boundary Road were also stopped.

Police made an arrest that day.

Charged with making threats is 48-year-old Justin Roddy.

He was held for a bail hearing.

This is the second recent threat made to a Cornwall Canada Post office. In early March, police from North Bay and Cornwall were involved in what was thought to be a threat but later turned out to be non-criminal in nature.

Because there were no charges laid in February case, police could not say whether it was the same person.

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