One man charged after online threats made to community organizations
We have charged one man in relation to online threats made to two community organizations last week.
On Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, we received reports of multiple online threats made via social media to two Jewish community organizations in Calgary. After investigation, it is alleged that the social media user created and sent the threats under a fraudulent name. The investigation uncovered the owner of the social media account and determined the owner’s location to be in Calgary. On Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, one man was arrested and charged.
Mohamad GHANDOUR, 25, of Calgary, has been charged with three counts of uttering threats. He will next appear in court Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023.
Hate motivation is being investigated as a factor.
“We understand that recent events that have taken place locally in relation to international conflicts have deeply affected Calgarians’ sense of safety across their city,” says Insp. Keith Hurley of the Calgary Police Service. “We want to reassure all affected communities that we take every reported incident seriously, and we remain committed to keeping everyone safe.
“Any threats to individuals or communities, whether online or in person, are fully investigated by the Calgary Police Service (CPS),” says Insp. Hurley. “We understand the impact these threats have to Calgarians’ sense of safety in their city and will work diligently to hold people accountable for their actions.”
We maintain that the CPS polices behaviours and not beliefs. We will not tolerate criminal behaviour and are working closely with our community partners to ensure they have our support as we work together to keep Calgary safe.
Case # CA23463891/5076