19-year-old arrested for Twitter threats against Parliament Hill, others

A 19-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly took to Twitter to make threats against Parliament and two embassies in Ottawa.

A 19-year-old is under arrest for making threats against Parliament Hill and other government agencies on social media, according to police.

The RCMP say several threats were issued from a Twitter user to Parliament Hill, the Department of Defense, the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, and the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa.

Police did not reveal the exact nature of the threats.

Ottawa resident Daniel Houde, 19, was arrested by the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET).

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

Houde has been charged with one count of terrorist hoax, uttering a threat to cause death or bodily harm to a person, and uttering a threat to burn, destroy and damage property.

He is set to appear in an Ottawa courtroom on Jan. 18.

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