A man arrested in Chicoutimi for hate speech

Un homme arrêté à Chicoutimi pour des propos haineux

The police of Saguenay have arrested a man, 39 years old, on the rue Dollard, at Chicoutimi, to the suite of publications on social networks that have attracted the attention of the authorities. The individual would have published images of its arsenal of weapons and hate speech. Drugs and weapons have been seized.

Tuesday morning, at 8: 46 a.m., the Service de police de Saguenay has received information regarding an individual who published it on the social networks for hate speech, as well as pictures of several weapons he would have in his possession. “On these publications, we could see including swastikas, photos of Hitler, as well as images that suggested that the man had in his possession a handgun, and swords. We took it very seriously, ” said lieutenant Marc Simard.

The police, supported by the cybercrime division of the surete du Quebec, have taken steps to know its identity and its location. They are also assured to have evidence of publications.

While conducting surveillance at his home, police officers saw the suspect attempt to flee. “To 16 h, of the police officers saw the individual take the leak to the race. They therefore proceeded to arrest a few meters from his residence, ” added the lieutenant. At this time, according to our information, the man had drugs on him, as well as material intended for consumption.

Later that evening, investigators were on the scene, with a search warrant for his residence. The Daily has witnessed the seizure of arms in the evening, including a double-bladed axe.

For the man, he remained detained by the police for the night and had to pass an examination on Wednesday.

It has not been possible to obtain information concerning the arrest warrant official. The suspect is expected to appear in court at the Palais de justice de Chicoutimi in the next few days.

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