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Uber Drives Threatens to Kill 30 Jews at Toronto Yeshiva

An armed man was arrested after threatening students at the Yeshiva Gedolah of Toronto on Wednesday May 25th; he has been identified as 21 year old Kyle McLeod.

The man, a driver for ride-hailing company Uber, pulled up to the Yeshiva and began aggressively threatening the students, including yelling that he wanted to “kill 30 Jews today.”

The watchdog group StopAntisemitism tweeted about the startling incident.

An IDF veteran who now serves as a cook in the yeshiva, approached the man and ordered him to leave, only for the suspect to respond by punching him in the face. The cook quickly tackled the man and pinned him down until police arrived.

Police who arrived at the scene searched the man and found a knife on his person. He was subsequently placed under arrest and now faces possible hate crime charges.

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center confirmed Thursday that the driver now faces criminal charges, including assault and communicating threats.