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Man charged with threatening Premier Marois on Facebook

A 37-year-old man has been been arrested for allegedly making death threats against Quebec Premier Pauline Marois through his Facebook account.

37-year-old also charged with possession of prohibited weapon

A man from Trois-Rivières was arrested yesterday by the Sûreté Du Québec and appeared in court today.

A 37-year-old man has been been arrested for allegedly making death threats against Quebec Premier Pauline Marois through his Facebook account.

The man from Trois-Rivières was arrested yesterday by the Sûreté du Québec and appeared in court today. 

SQ Sgt. Hugo Fournier said the provincial police seized electronic equipment from the man's residence, as well as a set of brass knuckles.

The man is facing charges of uttering threats against an elected official and possessing an prohibited weapon.

Police would not explain the nature of the threat, but said they are taking it seriously given the attempt on Marois's life on election night in 2012.

Fournier said the suspect will be back in court Monday.

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