Waterloo police make arrest after investigating alleged threats against Trudeau

Arrest for Trudeau threats

Waterloo Regional Police have arrested a man they allege threatened Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau while on the campaign trail in southern Ontario.

Police say the allegations stem from a campaign stop in Cambridge, Ont. on Aug. 29.

It was one of many events in Ontario at which Trudeau was dogged by protesters, people sounded sirens and chanted expletives amid a visible police presence.

Police say they launched an investigation after viewing video of the event, speaking to witnesses and receiving information from the RCMP.

Police say they have arrested a 32-year-old man from Kitchener, Ont., and charged him with two counts of uttering threats. They did not release his name.

After a handful of gravel was thrown at Trudeau during a campaign stop in London, Ont., earlier this week, the People's Party of Canada says it has removed its president of the Elgin-Middlesex-London riding association, and police there have said they are investigating.

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