Manitoba RCMP arrest man for uttering threats directed at RCMP on social media

November 18, 2019
Fisher Branch, Manitoba

News release


Seized items

On November 13, 2019, Manitoba RCMP discovered several serious threats directed at police, which were posted on a public social media account. An investigation was immediately initiated, which led police to a 30-year-old male suspect from the RM of Fisher. Officers from the Fisher Branch RCMP checked several locations, but could not locate the suspect.

On November 14, 2019, at approximately 10:30 am, officers patrolling the Fisher Branch area, responded to a collision on Tache Street. It was determined that one of the persons involved in the collision was the suspect. He was arrested and found to be in possession of six knives. A search of his vehicle was conducted and two swords, ammunition and several notebooks were seized.

Subsequently, a search warrant was obtained on his residence and officers seized a rifle, ammunition, computers, cellphones and notebooks.

Brian Hrominchuk was arrested for Uttering Threats, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm and Unsafe Storage of Firearms.

RCMP continue to investigate.


Contact information

Cpl. Julie Courchaine, Media Relations Officer
RCMP Media Relations
Twitter @rcmpmb | @GRCManitoba |

File number: 20191734839

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