Kitchener man arrested after local politician receives death threats: police

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For the second time in as many months, Waterloo regional police say they have made an arrest after threats were made against a local politician.

According to a release, police were contacted after a local elected official received threatening online messages on March 12.

Police did not provide the name of the victim nor did they specify what level of government was involved.

A day later, investigators arrested a 33-year-old man from Kitchener and charged him with uttering threats to cause death and criminal harassment involving threatening conduct.

Police say the man was held in custody while awaiting a bail hearing.

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In early February, police announced that a 44-year-old man from Woolwich had been arrested in connection to a similar situation.

Police did not provide a name of the individual in question but Kitchener-Conestoga MP Tim Louis later announced that he was the victim in that case.

“On February 2, my office contacted the Waterloo Regional Police Service regarding death threats I received,” the statement read in part.

The Liberal MP said he would not be making any further comment about the incident since the matter is before the courts.

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