A man accused of making threats against the Parliament, and Trudeau

Un homme accusé de menaces contre le Parlement et Trudeau

REGINA – The federal police has laid charges against a man from Saskatchewan who reportedly threatened to shoot down the prime minister Justin Trudeau and blow up the parliament buildings in Ottawa.

The royal Canadian mounted police (RCMP) argued Thursday that the threats had been made during a phone call made to an agency of the federal government on 12 February.

The call has subsequently been reported to the RCMP detachment in Nipawin.

David Petersen, age 52 years, of Nipawin, has been arrested this week and charged with uttering threats against the Parliament.

He is scheduled to appear in provincial Court in Nipawin on march 6.

The RCMP has indicated that Mr. Petersen had no direct contact with the prime minister.

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