May 2, 2017 9:01 am
Updated: May 2, 2017 9:45 pm

RCMP investigating threats and online harassment towards Maple Ridge mayor

WATCH: Maple Ridge Mayor Nicole Read has canceled some appearances and had police escorts for others, after receiving threats against her. Rumina Daya reports.

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The District of Maple Ridge says RCMP officers are now investigating threats and online harassment towards its mayor.

Nicole Read has stopped making public appearances after a credible personal threat was made to her safety.

Read missed the last two council meetings and had a police escort to one of the meetings in April.

RCMP said they cannot discuss the specifics of the case but did confirm no charges have been laid as of yet.

Councillors say Read has previously faced criticism over her stance on advocating for homeless shelters in the city.

A statement from the City of Maple Ridge says Read hopes to get back to her duties soon and that is has been a very difficult time for the mayor and her family.

WATCH: Maple Ridge mayor Nicole Read on homeless being housed in hotels

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