The RCMP have charged a 30-year-old Montreal man after he allegedly threatened to kill Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a social media post.
Paul Clarissou was charged with uttering threats against the prime minister after allegedly making statements on his X account (formerly Twitter).
"The RCMP takes seriously any threats that can affect one's sense of security. Violent statements will not be tolerated," the RCMP said in a statement. "Perpetrators may face criminal charges involving significant sentences."
The force said the charge was laid Jan. 31, after a short investigation by the RCMP's Integrated National Security Enforcement Team.
Clarissou will appear in a Montreal courthouse Wednesday to answer the charge.
The Prime Minister's Office said it does not comment on matters of security involving the prime minister.