Flin Flon RCMP make arrests after threats uttered on social media

July 31, 2018
Flin Flon, Manitoba

News release

On July 29, 2018, Flin Flon RCMP received numerous reports of mischief to vehicles and property throughout Flin Flon, Manitoba. Several individuals took to a local Flin Flon Facebook page to vent about the mischief to property. That venting quickly escalated into hateful and threatening language against residents of First Nations communities.

The RCMP takes these matters very seriously and immediately launched an investigation.

Two of the three female suspects, a 32-year-old female from Flin Flon and a 25-year-old female from Denare Beach, SK, have been arrested by RCMP for Uttering Threats and Public Incitement of Hatred. A third arrest is pending for the same charges. All three suspects are cooperating with police.

The RCMP cannot release the names of the two females arrested as the charges have not been sworn before a court of law. These names will become public record as soon as those charges have been sworn, which is a matter of police and court process. This process is taking place at this time.

The investigation continues.


Contact information

Tara Seel, Media Relations Officer
RCMP Media Relations

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File number: 2018111806

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