A Mississauga man is in custody after police responded to a security breach at the home of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford earlier this week.

The arrest comes after police responded to a call to an Etobicoke home at around 8:30 a.m.

Coun. Doug Ford, the mayor's brother, told CTV Toronto's Natalie Johnson that there was a "breach of security" early Monday morning.

Ford said that the mayor's family is fine and everyone is safe. He also said that police asked him not to comment on the incident.

He added that the mayor has had death threats in the past.

A statement from the Mayor's office said it is "standard practice not to comment in detail on security matters."

Scott MacIntyre, 45, of Mississauga has been charged with forcible entry, two counts of threatening death, heroin possession and cocaine possession.

He is expected in court on Thursday at 10 a.m.