Alberta man charged with threatening First Nations, school

File: RCMP cruiser. Kirby Bourne/630 CHED

*EDITOR’S NOTE: The RCMP released the name of the man charged on Nov. 5 so it was added to the article.

Police say a 70-year-old man has been charged after allegedly threatening to “shoot up” two First Nations and a school in the County of St. Paul, Alta.

RCMP allege the man made threats against Saddle Lake First Nation, Whitefish Lake First Nation and Ashmont School.

Police didn’t say how or where the threats were made.

They say someone complained about the threats on Sunday afternoon, and they arrested the accused a short time later.

RCMP said Andrew Sydora, 70, from Ashmont, Alta., has been charged with three counts of uttering threats.

He is set to appear in St. Paul Provincial court on Nov. 7.

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Officers say they take allegations of threats seriously and will lay charges where applicable.

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