Suspect arrested following threat against Kelowna mayor

Kelowna RCMP have arrested a man believed to be behind a death threat against the mayor.

The investigation stems from a comment posted online. On Wednesday, Mayor Colin Basran posted a screenshot of the comment along with a message of his own.

"When you put your name forward and are selected to serve the people of your community, you expect some criticism. But the post above goes beyond anything I would have ever expected." wrote Basran.

On Tuesday evening, police arrested a 52-year-old man in connection to the alleged threat. He is expected to appear in court on June 24th.

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