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Montreal man charged with uttering death threats against Trudeau

A man will appear in a Montreal courthouse on Wednesday to face a charge of uttering threats, after he allegedly threatened to kill Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a social media post.  (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press - image credit)
A man will appear in a Montreal courthouse on Wednesday to face a charge of uttering threats, after he allegedly threatened to kill Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a social media post. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press - image credit)

The RCMP have charged a 30-year-old Montreal man after he allegedly threatened to kill Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a social media post.

Paul Clarissou was charged with uttering threats against the prime minister after allegedly making statements on his X account (formerly Twitter).

"The RCMP takes seriously any threats that can affect one's sense of security. Violent statements will not be tolerated," the RCMP said in a statement. "Perpetrators may face criminal charges involving significant sentences."

The force said the charge was laid Jan. 31, after a short investigation by the RCMP's Integrated National Security Enforcement Team.

Clarissou will appear in a Montreal courthouse Wednesday to answer the charge.

The Prime Minister's Office said it does not comment on matters of security involving the prime minister.