A teen from B.C. has been arrested following threats to a popular airport in Canada. According to RCMP in B.C., a 16-year-old was arrested after sending in bomb threats. Officials say that there were several Montreal airport bomb threats were made over an extended period of time.
Just two weeks ago, another teen in B.C. was arrested for posting a Snapchat of two guns and threatening a school. Thankfully nothing bad happened. The latest threat may not stem from social media but it is just as scary.
According to Vernon RCMP officials, a 16-year-old from Enderby is now facing a number of charges after allegedly making threats to the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal.
At this time, police have not released information on the youth's name or when the threats occurred. They have stated that the youth will be facing possible charges in relation to conveying false messages and harassing communications.
This was not a one-off threat. According to RCMP, the youth made several false threats over a month-long period.
RCMP officials are continuing to investigate the threats.
According to a press release issued by Vernon RCMP, the detachment began conducting an investigation after being notified by the Montreal authorities. Narcity has reached out to RCMP for comment.
Police in Quebec allegedly told RCMP about the bomb threats the airport been receiving.
All of the bomb threats that were made over a month-long period were done so through the internet. Police have not stated what the threats have said or if they were made on social media or not.
As a result of their investigation, RCMP were lead to a residence in Enderby. This is where a 16-year-old was discovered and arrested. He was in his family’s home at the time.
“During the search warrant, investigators seized multiple electronic devices from the home that will be further examined by police,” said RCMP Cst. Kelly Brett.
“Threats of this nature are taken very seriously by authorities and the consequences for this youth could be life-altering.”
RCMP released the teen from custody. They are now expected to appear in court at a later date, however, the exact date has not been released.
There have been a number of unusual threats in Canada in recent months. Right when school started earlier in September 2019, an investigation was conducted at the University of Calgary after an individual was spotted on campus with what appeared to be a rifle. It was later found out that it was a paper mache replica of a rifle and not a real gun.
As the Liberal government plans banning military-style guns, perhaps threats like these will be reduced. Evidently, the guns they are campaigning on banning are the same guns used by the two B.C. teens that killed three people and started a nation-wide manhunt.