Steinbach, Manitoba – Following an extensive investigation into a bomb threat made towards the Steinbach Court Office on July 30, 2020, officers from the Steinbach RCMP Detachment & RCMP Major Crime Services have arrested a 41-year-old male.
On August 25, 2020, Christian Peter Jaques from Richer, Manitoba, was arrested and has been charged with Intimidation of a Justice System Participant, Obstruction of Justice, Public Mischief and Mischief Over $5000.
“This threat caused the court building to close and required a number of police resources and other first responders to be on scene for an extended period of time. The management of the threat by our telecommunications operators, the quick actions of the responding officers and the expertise of the specialized units ensured a safe resolution to a potentially very dangerous situation” said Sergeant Paul Manaigre of the Manitoba RCMP. “This was a reckless and dangerous act that was intended to disrupt and obstruct our justice system. Our investigators will always do everything they can to ensure that anyone who attempts to intimidate our courts is held accountable.”
Jaques has been remanded into custody for a court appearance scheduled tomorrow morning in Winnipeg.
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