An RCMP investigation is underway after a woman in Nanaimo was arrested for uttering threats. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Woman arrested in Nanaimo after allegations of threats

RCMP Island District investigating incident

An RCMP investigation is underway after a woman in Nanaimo was arrested for uttering threats.

Cpl. Tammy Douglas, spokeswoman for the RCMP Island District, was asked about an incident at Nanaimo City Hall and replied in an e-mail that an arrest was made last night. She couldn’t confirm a more specific location than Nanaimo.

“The investigators are completing a fulsome investigation and will be speaking to all those involved,” Douglas said.

The woman has been released on conditions with a promise to appear in court at a later date. No charges have been laid and police are not releasing the woman’s name.

John Van Horne, the city’s human resources director, said in an e-mail that “the city does not publicly discuss personnel matters.”

Mayor Bill McKay said he “cannot comment on any personnel matter, nor will staff be commenting on the matter.”

Coun. Jerry Hong said this morning that he and councillors were unaware of any incident occurring at city hall, adding that there are a lot of rumours out there and that it wouldn’t be appropriate to comment on them.

“We don’t know. There is always stuff happening, but we never know until something official comes out,” he said, adding that he did not want to spread misinformation.



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