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Facebook Threats Against Pierre Karl Peladeau Result In Arrest

12/03/2014 08:17 EST | Updated 02/02/2015 05:59 EST
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CANADA - MARCH 28: Quebecor World Inc. Chief Executive Officer Pierre Karl Peladeau speaks to a luncheon crowd at the annual conference of the Canadian Media Directors' Council on March 28, 2006 in Toronto Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Norm Betts/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
LONGUEUIL, Que. - A man who allegedly threatened media magnate Pierre Karl Peladeau on Facebook has been charged with incitement to commit a criminal act.

Wesley Rigoberto Sosa Murillo appeared in court today and was then freed on various conditions.

Police say the 35-year-old man did not resist when he was arrested at his home on Tuesday evening in Chambly, south of Montreal.

A poster who identified himself on Sunday as Sosa El Gambino apologized on Twitter and to police via tweets.

The Facebook post in question reportedly began with the words, "‘Please someone shoot PKP" and was quickly removed.

Peladeau last week confirmed what many had been expecting — that he will seek the leadership of the Parti Quebecois.

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