Canadian Medical Student Allegedly Planned Mass Shooting

Gregory Tynes faces two counts of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and one count of engaging in threatening conduct.

A student facing expulsion at a Nova Scotia university allegedly planned to shoot up to 20 people, including himself, before being arrested August 20.

Gregory Tynes, 30, was arrested and charged with two counts of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and one count of engaging in threatening conduct after his psychiatrist told authorities Tynes was planning the attack. Police responded by searching Tynes’ apartment, where they found several weapons and nearly 2,000 rounds of ammunition, according to nationalpost.com.

Tynes had been seeing Dr. Terry Chisholm for 16 months when he told her he was targeting members of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When Chisholm told Tynes she was going to call the police he stormed out of her office. Police had Tynes in custody later that day.

Although nothing has been proven in court, Tynes allegedly planned to stab Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education Evelyn Sutton and her daughter, who was in Tynes’ class. He also allegedly told Chisholm he was thinking of shooting 10-20 people and then himself.

Police learned from relatives that Tynes had rifles and when they searched his apartment they seized 1,834 rounds of ammunition, a Russian SKS rifle, a Henry Golden Boy .22-caliber rifle, a banana clip, two ammunition boxes, a firearm acquisition card and a gun club card.

Tynes was released after a bail hearing August 25 and was suspended from the university.

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