A 32-year-old North Vancouver man has been arrested for allegedly posting threats on his Facebook page that he would carry out crimes similar to the shootings at a Dark Knight Rises screening in Aurora, Colorado, police say.

North Vancouver RCMP have arrested Ryan Lewis and charged him with uttering threats after a suspect posted what police call "significant death threats" on Facebook.

The RCMP said in a news release that the suspect threatened to commit crimes "similar" to the Colorado shootings that killed 12 people and wounded 58 others at a late-night screening of The Dark Knight Rises.

Police described the man who made the threats as "very disturbed" and "supportive of the fatal shootings in Colorado."

"The police are committed to keeping our communities safe and take these types of threats very seriously," Cpl. Richard De Jong, spokesperson for the North Vancouver RCMP, said in the statement. "Social media is a powerful tool and can be used for good or bad. Comments and postings are not private and for public safety reasons, are taken seriously!"

Police moved quickly to apprehend the suspect, arresting a man at a private residence in North Vancouver's Lower Lonsdale area.

Lewis has been released with the condition that he not access the internet. He is scheduled to appear in North Vancouver Provincial Court on Wednesday.

The shooting in Colorado occurred July 20 when a lone gunman walked into the Century 16 multiplex in Aurora, Colo., a suburb of Denver. The Denver Post reported that the gunman released tear gas canisters and then walked up an aisle in the theatre and began shooting.

The suspect, James Holmes, has been charged with 142 crimes, among them 12 counts of first-degree murder with deliberation and 12 counts of first-degree murder with "extreme indifference."

Holmes's psychiatrist Lynne Fenton allegedly warned police that the suspect had the potential to harm others, weeks before the shooting took place.

The shooting placed police on high alert across the U.S., as police apprehended Ohio man Scott A. Smith, who was allegedly discovered at a Dark Knight Rises screening with a bag full of weapons including a Glock 9mm pistol, two magazines and three knives, as well as an additional knife he carried on his person.

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  • Colorado Community Mourns In Aftermath Of Deadly Movie Theater Shooting

    AURORA, CO - JULY 24: A Federal Bureau of Investigation agent takes photos as he investigates inside the apartment building where suspect James Holmes lived July 24, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. Holmes, 24, is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 in a shooting spree on July 20 during a screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises.' According to police Holmes' apartment had more than 30 homemade grenades and 10 gallons of gas inside that was booby-trapped to go off. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

  • Colorado Community Mourns In Aftermath Of Deadly Movie Theater Shooting

    AURORA, CO - JULY 24: A Federal Bureau of Investigation agent takes photos as he investigates inside the apartment where suspect James Holmes lived July 24, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. Holmes, 24, is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 in a shooting spree on July 20 during a screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises.' According to police Holmes' apartment had more than 30 homemade grenades and 10 gallons of gas inside that was booby-trapped to go off. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

  • Colorado Community Mourns In Aftermath Of Deadly Movie Theater Shooting

    AURORA, CO - JULY 24: Yellow crime scene tape surrounds the apartment building where suspect James Holmes lived July 24, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. Holmes, 24, is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 in a shooting spree on July 20 during a screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises.' According to police Holmes' apartment had more than 30 homemade grenades and 10 gallons of gas inside that was booby-trapped to go off. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

  • Colorado Community Mourns In Aftermath Of Deadly Movie Theater Shooting

    AURORA, CO - JULY 21: Aurora Police Department motorcycles escort a dump truck filled with sand and improvised explosive devices removed from James Holmes' apartment July 21, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. According to police in Aurora, a suburb of Denver, Holmes, 24, is in custody and is suspected of killing 12 people and injuring 59 during a screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises.' Holmes left his apartment filled with 30 various devices and trip wires ment to kill or hurt anyone entering. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • Colorado Community Mourns In Aftermath Of Deadly Movie Theater Shooting

    AURORA, CO - JULY 21: Seen from the air, police and fire fighters surround the booby-trapped apartment of suspect James Holmes after he went on a shooting rampage at nearby Century 16 movie theatre during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie, 'The Dark Knight Rises,' on July 21, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. According to reports, 12 people have been killed and over 59 injured including 9 in critical condition. Police have the suspect, twenty-four year old James Holmes of North Aurora, in custody. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

  • Colorado Community Mourns In Aftermath Of Deadly Movie Theater Shooting

    AURORA, CO - JULY 21: Seen from the air, police and fire fighters have their morning meeting as they surround the booby-trapped apartment of suspect James Holmes after he went on a shooting rampage at nearby Century 16 movie theatre during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie, 'The Dark Knight Rises,' on July 21, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. According to reports, 12 people have been killed and over 59 injured including 9 in critical condition. Police have the suspect, twenty-four year old James Holmes of North Aurora, in custody. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

  • A member of the prosecution team is seen inside the apartment where accused killer James Homes lived, Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. Twelve people were killed and over 50 wounded in a shooting attack early Friday at the packed theater during a showing of the Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." Police have identified the suspected shooter as James Holmes, 24. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Chuck Mehl

    Aurora Police Detective Chuck Mehl, of the Major Crime/Homicide Unit and a member of the prosecution team, is seen inside the apartment where accused killer James Homes lived, Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. Twelve people were killed and over 50 wounded in a shooting attack early Friday at the packed theater during a showing of the Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." Police have identified the suspected shooter as James Holmes, 24. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • A member of the prosecution team is seen inside the apartment where accused killer James Homes lived, Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. Twelve people were killed and over 50 wounded in a shooting attack early Friday at the packed theater during a showing of the Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." Police have identified the suspected shooter as James Holmes, 24. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • A member of the prosecution team is seen inside the apartment where accused killer James Homes lived, Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. Twelve people were killed and over 50 wounded in a shooting attack early Friday at the packed theater during a showing of the Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." Police have identified the suspected shooter as James Holmes, 24. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • A poster on the wall is seen inside the apartment where accused killer James Homes lived, Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. Twelve people were killed and over 50 wounded in a shooting attack early Friday at the packed theater during a showing of the Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." Police have identified the suspected shooter as James Holmes, 24. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • A candle sits on the table inside the apartment where accused killer James Homes lived, Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. Twelve people were killed and over 50 wounded in a shooting attack early Friday at a packed movie theater during a showing of the Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." Police have identified the suspected shooter as James Holmes, 24. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Books sit on the shelves inside the apartment where accused killer James Homes lived, Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. Twelve people were killed and over 50 wounded in a shooting attack early Friday at a packed movie theater during a showing of the Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." Police have identified the suspected shooter as James Holmes, 24. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Members of federal law enforcement load their car outside the apartment where accused killer James Homes lived, Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. Twelve people were killed and over 50 wounded in a shooting attack early Friday at a packed movie theater during a showing of the Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." Police have identified the suspected shooter as James Holmes, 24. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Dimitry Shchekochikhin

    University of Colorado medical school researcher Dimitry Shchekochikhin, from Moscow, leaves after getting his computer and some clothes from his apartment in the same building of shooting suspect James Eagen Holmes in Aurora, Colo., Sunday, July 22, 2012. Shchekochikhin, 27, says he lived in the apartment house since November and had casual contact with Holmes. Holmes has been charged in the shooting at an Aurora theatre early Friday that killed twelve people and injured more than 50. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

  • Dimitry Shchekochikhin

    University of Colorado medical school researcher Dimitry Shchekochikhin, left, from Moscow, thanks Aurora police officers after they recovered his computer and some clothes from his apartment at the same apartment house of shooting suspect James Eagen Holmes in Aurora, Colo. on Sunday, July 22, 2012. Shchekochikhin, 27, says he lived in the apartment house since November and had casual contact with Holmes. Holmes has been charged in the shooting at an Aurora theatre early Friday that killed twelve people and injured more than 50. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

  • Investigators remove computer equipment as evidence from the apartment of alleged gunman James Holmes, Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. Authorities reported that 12 died and more than three dozen people were shot during an assault at a movie theatre midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises." (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Evidence removed from the apartment of alleged gunman James Holmes, lines the hallway outside his apartment, Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. Authorities reported that 12 died and more than three dozen people were shot during an assault at a movie theatre midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises." (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Evidence is removed by investigators from the apartment of alleged gunman James Holmes, Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. Authorities reported that 12 died and more than three dozen people were shot during an assault at a movie theatre midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises." (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • An investigator removes a computer hard drive as evidence from the apartment of alleged gunman James Holmes, Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. Authorities reported that 12 died and more than three dozen people were shot during an assault at a movie theatre midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises." (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Investigators remove evidence from the apartment of alleged gunman James Holmes, Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. Authorities reported that 12 died and more than three dozen people were shot during an assault at a movie theatre midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises." (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Members of law enforcement wearing body armor and helmets prepare to what ATF sources describe as a"water shot" in the apartment of alleged gunman James Holmes Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Aurora , Colo. The "water shot" is exploded and used to disrupt the device. Authorities reported that 12 died and more than three dozen people were shot during an assault at a movie theatre midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises." (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • An ATF agent and FBI agents measure the poster titled "Soldiers of Misfortune" in the bedroom in the apartment of alleged gunman James Holmes, Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. Authorities reported that 12 died and more than three dozen people were shot during an assault at a movie theatre midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises." (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • What is believed to be the kitchen in the apartment of alleged gunman James Holmes, is seen Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. Authorities reported that 12 died and more than three dozen people were shot during an assault at a movie theatre midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises." (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • FBI agents photograph the bedroom in the apartment of alleged gunman James Holmes with a poster titled "Soldiers of Misfortune" Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. Authorities reported that 12 died and more than three dozen people were shot during an assault at a movie theatre midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises." (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • FBI agents investigate in the bedroom in the apartment of alleged gunman James Holmes with a poster titled "Soldiers of Misfortune" Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. Authorities reported that 12 died and more than three dozen people were shot during an assault at a movie theatre midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises." (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • An Aurora police officer pulls down the crime scene tape allowing most residents back to their homes that are near the apartment of alleged gunman James Holmes, Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Aurora, Colo. Authorities reported that 12 died and more than three dozen people were shot during an assault at a movie theatre midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises." (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • A dump truck with sand and the explosives from the apartment of alleged gunman James Holmes leaves for a disposal site with a police escort Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Aurora , Colo. Authorities reported that 12 died and more than three dozen people were shot during an assault at a movie theatre midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises." (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)