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19-Year-Old Arrested For Alleged Threats Made On Twitter

KAWARTHA LAKES-A 19-year-old has been arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET), for posting numerous alleged threats on Twitter.

On November 8, 2022, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) in Ottawa was made aware of death and terrorism-related threats issued by a Twitter user according to the RCMP. The threats targeted, Parliament Hill, the Department of Defense, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, as well as the Embassy of the United States of America in Ottawa.

“All threats to the public are taken seriously, including tweets on social media. This file demonstrates how communication between departments plays a key role in keeping our communities safe” said S/Sgt Pascal Herbert, A/Operations Officer Ottawa INSET.

The 19-year-old was identified as Daniel Houde from Ottawa. He was taken into custody and released on conditions.

Daniel Houde (19) charged with:

  • Terrorist Hoax contrary to sec. 83.231(1) of the Criminal Code (x4)
  • Knowingly utter a threat to cause death or bodily harm to a person, contrary to Section 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. (x4), and
  • Knowingly utter a threat to burn, destroy and damage real property, contrary to Section 264.1(1)(b) of the Criminal Code. (x4)

Houde will appear at Ottawa Provincial Court located at 161 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON., January 18, 2023, at 8:30a.m. in room #14.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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