Calgary police investigate COVID-19 threats to local business, Indigenous populations –

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 202088 Views

April 1, 2020

Calgary police are investigating two threats related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In a news release on Wednesday, police said one of the threats was made against a Calgary-based Chinese restaurant.

On March 14, the restaurant received an anonymous threat believed to be motivated by the current pandemic, police said. A suspect has been identified but no charges have been laid.

“We won’t ignore it,” Const. Craig Collins, the hate crimes coordinator with CPS, said in a news release on Wednesday.

In the second case, a man allegedly commented on an Indigenous group’s social media page, threatening to intentionally spread the virus to Indigenous people, police said.

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