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Man arrested for threatening statement made to N.W.T. public health employee

In a news release late Friday, the RCMP's Major Crimes Unit said it had arrested a 28-year-old man 'for statements made towards an employee of GNWT Public Health.' 

RCMP Major Crimes Unit said a 28-year-old man is in custody

'NT RCMP takes any comments that could be perceived as a threat to an employee in the public health service very seriously,' said superintendent Jeffrey Christie, criminal operations officer in charge, in a news release Friday. (David Bell/CBC)

The Northwest Territories RCMP's Major Crimes Unit says it has arrested a 28-year-old man for allegedly making "statements made towards an employee of GNWT (government of the Northwest Territories) Public Health." 

The man was taken into custody after police investigated, according to a news release sent late Friday.

No further details were offered, such as the community where this occurred, though the release was sent by Yellowknife staff. 

"NT RCMP takes any comments that could be perceived as a threat to an employee in the public health service very seriously," said Superintendent Jeffrey Christie, criminal operations officer in charge, in the news release.

"We want the public and those who serve the public to know that we will investigate and hold accountable, to the fullest extent of the law, anyone who makes statements that contain material that may be viewed as a threat." 

Corrections

  • A previous version of this story incorrectly said the man arrested was from the N.W.T. In fact, the RCMP did not specify where he is from.
    Jan 25, 2021 4:02 PM CT

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