YouTube death threats against Charest lead to arrest
Quebec Premier Jean Charest and Education Minister Line Beauchamp unveil their offers to student over tuition hikes Friday, April 27, 2012. (Jacques Boissinot / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Monday, April 30, 2012 4:31PM EDT
MONTREAL - A 25-year-old man has been charged with uttering death threats against Jean Charest after a YouTube video was posted about the Quebec premier.
Maxime Brown, from Montreal, was released on bail Monday under conditions, including staying at least 200 metres away from Charest's home and workplace, as well as his children's school.
He is also forbidden to own any guns, take part in any student political rallies, or use or own a computer with Internet access.
In a video posted to YouTube Sunday under the name "Max Cube," the suspect brandished a sword and said he wanted to kill Charest and his family.
Officers from the Surete du Quebec arrested him arrested the young man in his home Monday morning, and carried out a search to gather evidence.
The Surete du Quebec said it takes seriously all threats posted on social networks.