Man charged in Concordia bomb threat finds out tomorrow if he's released on bail

A judge will announce tomorrow whether the man charged in connection with the Concordia bomb threat will be released on bail or not.

Hisham Saadi has been detained since last Thursday. The 47-year-old Concordia student is charged with inciting fears of terrorism, uttering threats and public mischief.

Three of Concordia's downtown buildings were evacuated last Wednesday following a bomb threat aimed at Muslim students. Police said they didn't find explosives or incendiary devices onsite or at the Côte-des-Neiges apartment where Saadi was arrested.

A two day bail hearing before Quebec Court Judge Nathalie Fafard ended today with closing arguments from Saadi's lawyer Caroline Braun and crown prosecutor Lucie Martineau. A publication ban requested by the defence protects all testimony and evidence presented.

Martineau argued against Saadi's release based on the criteria of protecting the public's security and the public's confidence in the justice system. A Montreal police investigator testified for the crown yesterday.

Braun said her client should be released because of the guarantees they can provide that he respect bail conditions. A friend and a relative of Saadi testified for the defence yesterday along with the accused.