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Regina police lay charge after ‘threatening’ email allegedly sent to PM’s office

A Regina man is facing a charge of uttering threats after the office of the prime minister indicated it received an email. File Photo / Getty Images

Police say a Regina man has been charged after a “threatening” email allegedly received by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) last week.

According to the Regina Police Service (RPS), the email was received by the PMO in Ottawa on May 1.

RPS said the email containing threats of damage to the legislative building and Queen’s Bench Court as well as threats to the safety of an out-of-province physician and a retired judge.

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The major crimes unit was tasked with the investigation which led to Harold Christopher Charles Ringline, 59, being taken into custody at his home in Regina on Wednesday afternoon.

He is facing one global charge of uttering threats, according to a police statement issued on Thursday.

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Police said the accused made his first provincial court appearance on Thursday.

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