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Kelowna man arrested for threatening the government on his Facebook page

Image Credit: Adam Proskiw
March 27, 2015 - 3:24 PM

KELOWNA – A Kelowna man was arrested this week for posting “threatening comments” to his own Facebook page.

Cpl. Joe Duncan says the man believes the government owes him money and although the comments didn’t mention any specific agency, they were serious enough that someone notified the police and RCMP arrested him.

“I don’t know what agency he was talking about. He just posted angry comments to his Facebook page,” Duncan says. “He was basically blowing off steam.”

The man was arrested but has not yet been charged with any crime.

“The whole message is be careful what you put out there,” Duncan says. “People could misinterpret (the comments) and they’ll call us and we’ll investigate.”

According to Duncan, the RCMP does not require its members undergo any training specific to social media threat detection or resolution.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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