(Advocate file photo).

(Advocate file photo).

Red Deer man charged with firearms offences after threats made online

A Red Deer man was arrested on firearms charges after RCMP searched a residence in Anders Park.

On May 1, Red Deer RCMP received a report of threatening comments made online.

Following an investigation, members of the General Investigation Section were able to identify the suspect and a residence in the Anders Park neighbourhood.

A search warrant of the residence was executed by Red Deer RCMP and the Emergency Response Team on Thursday morning. A suspect was later arrested and charged.

A 25-year-old Red Deer man was charged with: Possession of a firearm without a licence, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, and careless use of a firearm.

He is set to appear at Red Deer Provincial Court on Friday. Red Deer RCMP do not believe the public is at risk.

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