Following a month-long investigation, RCMP has arrested a man for uttering threats and is attempting to locate a second man for the same offence. Both men are alleged to have made online threats to Indigenous fishers who are fishing in the waters off southwestern Nova Scotia.
A 36-year-old man from Clyde River, Shelburne County was arrested without incident on September 22 near a residence in Clyde River. He is facing two counts of Uttering Threats and is scheduled to appear in Shelburne Provincial Court on December 6, 2017. He was released from custody later that day. The RCMP is attempting to locate a second man who is facing the same charges.
"The RCMP 's role in a situation such as this is to keep the peace, while keeping in mind that everyone has the right to freedom of expression by publicly voicing their opinion in a peaceful and lawful manner," says Supt. Bruce Stuart, acting Southwest Nova District Policing Officer. "We take allegations of threats seriously and following a thorough investigation, charges are being laid."
The investigation is ongoing.
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