Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's house was apparently the victim of a break and enter earlier today January 10, 2012.
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The man was arrested in Mississauga after cops were called to Ford's Etobicoke home Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.
Scott MacIntyre, 45, of no fixed address, is charged with forcible entry, two counts of threatening death, possession of heroin and possession of cocaine.
MacIntyre was Ford's sister Kathy's live-in boyfriend in 2005 when he was charged with weapons and drugs offences after she was accidentally shot at the Ford family home.
Wednesday's incident started when police received a suspicious vehicle call on nearby Clay Court. They arrived at Ford's house on Edenbridge Dr. after receiving a threatening death call at 8:36 a.m.
Ford told reporters outside his Etobicoke home that he couldn't get into much detail about the incident.
"I had an unwanted visitor this morning. I'm all right and the kids are all right," he said.
Ford said the incident happened "pretty quick."
Asked if the incident will prompt him to get a security detail, Ford shrugged.
"I can take care of myself," he said.
Ford's brother, Councillor Doug Ford, said he couldn't comment much more on the security breach due to the ongoing police investigation.
"The mayor is fine, his family is fine," Ford said. "There was a security breach, it is not the first time and I'm sure it is not going to be the last time."
Asked if the matter related to the brothers' sister, Ford said he couldn't provide any further information.
The mayor's office released a statement stressing the mayor and his family were not harmed.
"Toronto Police Service responded to the incident and the situation has been resolved. We understand an arrest has been made," the statement read. "It is our standard practice not to comment in detail on security matters and we plan to make no further statement."