An employee with the City of Quesnel has been charged and there are extra security measures in place at two city locations today. (Dec 23rd)
RCMP Corporal Dave Tyreman, Media Relations with North District, says police aren’t releasing a lot of information at this time.
He confirms that on Monday (Dec 21st) morning at around 10-30 they received a complaint involving a city employee and that it is now before the courts.
Tyreman says RCMP believe that this was an isolated incident and that the public is not at risk.
Court documents show that Krishan Jassal has been charged with one count of Uttering Threats.
The information sworn in court says that Jassal threatened to cause death and bodily harm to his supervisors at the City of Quesnel.
His next court appearance will be on January 19th.
Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson confirms that extra security measures are in place at City Hall and the landfill.
We asked Simpson if what has been going on in the world over the past few years has any bearing on what he calls an abundance of caution.
He says “absolutely, there is no such thing as an idle threat anymore. Any employer has to take any statements made by employees with a degree of seriousness that we may not have taken in the past.”
Simpson says it is simply the world we live in now.
Having said that he says it is fortunate that they now have a Christmas break, and he feels that coming out of it they can go back to normal operations at the city.
On the incident itself, Simpson says they are dealing with an internal personnel matter that caused some personal safety concerns for city staff.