Calgary woman charged for online threat to 'shoot a public place'

On March 7, a woman wrote a post on Facebook that said she wanted to "shoot a public place," without specifying a time or place.

Facebook post spread online and initially involved Cochrane RCMP before it was handed to Calgary police

Calgary police have charged a woman for threats made on social media last week. 

On March 7, a message was posted on Facebook about wanting to "shoot a public place," without specifying when or where. 

The threat spread online and resulted in Cochrane RCMP issuing a news release saying they were investigating the post and were in touch with area schools. 

The investigation was eventually passed on to Calgary police, who said there was no threat to the public at the time.

CBC News has decided not to name the woman based on that threat assessment. 

The 34-year-old has been charged with one count of public mischief and has been taken into custody.