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Orion Rutley Charged With Threatening Justin Trudeau And Rachel Notley On Twitter

The investigation is ongoing.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley (left) shake hands during a meeting on Parliament Hill, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley (left) shake hands during a meeting on Parliament Hill, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

RCMP have charged a central Alberta man with threatening Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Rachel Notley.

Mounties say a suspect posted threats on Twitter.

Orion Rutley was arrested last Friday and charged with two counts of uttering threats.

Police says he was released on the condition he not contact the prime minister or the premier, not use social media and not possess any weapons.

Rutley is to appear in Leduc provincial court on Feb. 8.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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