A man has been charged for uttering threats after allegedly posting threatening messages on Twitter.
Orion Rutley of Alberta has been charged on two counts of uttering threats, as he allegedly tweeted posts that targeted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, according to a release from the Alberta RCMP.
An account with Rutley’s name was found to be suspended following the charges, and police have not stated details on the contents of the messages other than that they were of a threatening nature.
After being arrested and charged on January 19, Rutley was released on recognizance that he would have no contact with Prime Minister Trudeau nor Premier Notley, that he would not use any social media, and that he would not possess any weapons.
His next court appearance is scheduled for February 8 in the Leduc Provincial Court.
Alberta RCMP said in the release that the investigation is ongoing.