CORNWALL, Ontario – Businesses in the villages of Morrisburg and Iroquois were targeted with death threats Friday morning, provincial police say.
Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry OPP officers were called to investigate at 11:17 a.m. after receiving a complaint from an Iroquois shop owner.
Const. Joel Doiron told Seaway News a second report of death threats being made towards employees was made shortly after from the Morrisburg Village Plaza.
Provincial police arrived at the scene and arrested a 64-year-old South Stormont man without incident.
Doiron remained tight-lipped on the matter and specific details of the case were not disclosed in the police report.
“A lot of people saw what happened,” said Doiron. “Fortunately it was just words, nobody got hurt.”
Larry Aumell was taken to police headquarters and charged with two counts of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.
He was held in custody for a bail hearing in a Cornwall court.