05/29/2013 08:14 EDT | Updated 07/29/2013 05:12 EDT

Frank Oberle Allegedly Threatened At Meeting Over Cuts To Disabilities

EDMONTON - A man has been arrested after threats were allegedly made against an Alberta political leader at a a public meeting where controversial cuts to provincial disabled programs were discussed.

Heavily armed tactical officers were called Wednesday afternoon to the meeting at Edmonton's Italian Cultural Centre.

One of the speakers at the meeting was Frank Oberle, associate minister of services for persons with disabilities.

Police say charges are pending after a suspect was taken into custody without incident.

The government says the meeting is one of several being held across the province to discuss cuts to a support program for people with disabilities.

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