Bomb hoax shuts down AIDS fundraiser – artist prankster critical of police response


25-year old art student Thórarinn Ingi Jónsson was released on $33,000 bail today, charged with a bomb hoax that forced the shut-down of a gala fundraiser for the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR).  The glittery dinner was to have been held two nights ago in the lobby of the Royal Ontario Museum’s new Libeskind Crystal.

A retired honorary consul general of Iceland, the suspect’s home, posted $20,000 bail and the remainder was split between two other sureties.

From CityNews: Meet The Man Who Claims To Be Behind The ROM Bomb Hoax

The Star’s account is here

And from the Globe and Mail this.

Jonsson is charged with common nuisance and mischief (interfere with property).  Bail conditions include surrendering his passport and not possessing any explosive devices or imitation explosive devices (duh!).

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