Man charged for threatening social media post against MacEwan University

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service has charged a man in relation to an online threat made against MacEwan University yesterday.


On Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 at approximately 3:30 a.m., the EPS received a report of a threat posted on a social media platform against the post-secondary institution. Downtown and West Division officers attended MacEwan University campuses in response to the threat.

The investigation led officers to a residence in Sherwood Park where a male was taken into custody without incident at approximately 11:30 a.m.

The Edmonton Police Service has charged John Derek Quest, 19, with one count of uttering threats.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

MRU #:16R115-1

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