Arrest made in threats against MPP Lisa MacLeod
Suspect charged with criminal harassment, uttering threats
An Ottawa woman is facing charges of criminal harassment and uttering threats against Nepean MPP Lisa MacLeod, Ottawa police confirmed Thursday afternoon.
On Wednesday, MacLeod said she decided against attending a rally at Queen's Park about changes to autism funding because she had received "credible threats" against her.
Ottawa police have arrested the 41-year-old woman in relation to that complaint.
She has been charged with:
- Criminal harassment, alleged to have occurred between Feb. 8 and March 1, that caused MacLeod "to reasonably fear for her safety," according to court documents.
- Uttering a threat to cause bodily harm, allegedly by email, on Feb. 26.
- Uttering a threat to cause bodily harm, allegedly by email, on March 1.
- Uttering a threat to cause death, allegedly via a telephone message between Feb. 8 and March 4.