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Sask. man charged with impersonating RCMP officer, uttering threats online

Saskatchewan RCMP have charged a Kelliher man with uttering threats and impersonating a peace officer.
Saskatchewan RCMP have charged a Kelliher man with uttering threats and impersonating a peace officer. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A Kelliher, Sask., man is facing charges after some racist and threatening online comments were brought to the attention of RCMP.

The complaints were received at roughly 1 p.m. on Aug. 15.

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The comments were made on social media by a person claiming to be an RCMP officer, police said in a press release.

Melville RCMP investigated the context of the Facebook interactions and arrested Patrick Kuhns, 45, without incident the same day.

He is facing charges of uttering threats and impersonating a peace officer.

Kuhns is scheduled to make his first court appearance in Melville provincial court on Sept. 16.

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Police are asking anyone who believes they have received a message that contains threats to cause harm to contact their local RCMP detachment.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Kelliher is approximately 125 kilometres northeast of Regina.