A 19-year-old Ottawa man who allegedly posted "numerous" terrorist death threats against government and diplomatic institutions on Twitter has been arrested by RCMP officers.
In recent weeks, Daniel Houde has reportedly written numerous disturbing messages on the popular social network, which have been reported to federal authorities.
The investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Integrated National Security Team has established that Daniel Houde allegedly threatened Parliament Hill in Ottawa, the Department of Defence, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China and the United States Embassy in Ottawa.
The authorities have indicated that these various institutions have been the subject of “death threats of a terrorist nature”.
Daniel Houde was quickly identified as the author of the threats. He was arrested and later released on conditions.
The young man faces charges of inciting fear of terrorist activities, willfully uttering a threat to cause death or bodily harm to someone and willfully uttering a threat to burn, destroy or damage a building.
Daniel Houde is scheduled to appear in Ottawa Provincial Court on January 18.