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Man arrested after Kelowna mayor gets online threats

Last Updated May 15, 2019 at 8:27 pm PDT

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KELOWNA (NEWS 1130) —  A 52-year-old Kelowna man has been arrested after the city’s Mayor was apparently threatened over social media.

Mayor Colin Basran shared a screenshot of the threat, posted to Facebook by someone with the account name Bruce Edward Taylor.

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It said someone should “put a bullet in” the mayor.

Basran is coming out about the threats, posting on Instagram that ‘Threatening my safety is completely unacceptable! If this is the new norm for elected officials, I want no part of it.’

Mounties in Kelowna say a 52-year-old Kelowna man was arrested and could face criminal charges. He’s expected to appear in court in June 24.