Man arrested for death threats against Legault and Arruda

Un homme arrêté pour menaces de mort envers Legault et Arruda

A man from Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval was arrested, Tuesday, for having taken on the social networks threatening language, to the place of the prime minister of Québec, François Legault, as well as the national director of public health, Horacio Arruda.

The suspect, a man in his sixties, was arrested on 4 August, following a confidential complaint sent to the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).

Un homme arrêté pour menaces de mort envers Legault et Arruda

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Horacio Arruda
Director public Health

“The information has been forwarded to the office of the regional county municipality of Jacques-Cartier anonymously, as the person fears reprisals,” says Beatrice Dorsainville, a spokesperson for the SQ.

The remarks reported are death threats. The SQ has preferred not to give more information on the threats made by the individual.

What are investigators of the investigation Division the major crimes that have proceeded to the arrest.

In October

“He was questioned and then released on a promise to appear. He will return to court on the 6th of October next, ” says the spokesperson.

Man must also submit to conditions, or not to communicate with the persons referred to by its threatening language and to no longer take this kind of speech on social networks.

Last week, Dr. Arruda has filed a complaint with the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) in respect of the publication of personal information on social networks by a person other

Fabrice Descurninges would have published on his page Facebook, home address, the national director of public health, as well as a telephone number, which could be hers.

A crime

“The message that we want to pass on, it is that this kind of statements made on social networks are not to be taken lightly, the criminal Code also applies on these platforms. It is important to get the message out, because people seem to believe we are safe behind their keyboard “, says dr. Dorsainville.

“People need to be aware that you can be arrested and face criminal charges, whether on Facebook or other social networks,” she continued.

Several arrests

The SQ is not able to indicate how many arrests there had been, in relation to threats to the place of Mr. Legault and Mr. Arruda.

“But there’s a lot,” says the spokesperson.

Other arrests may occur as there are several folders yet that are the subject of an investigation.

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