Friend of Moncton shooting suspect charged with threatening police

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers continue surveillance on a home in a trailer park in...

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers continue surveillance on a home in a trailer park in Moncton, New Brunswick June 7, 2014. (REUTERS/Christinne Muschi)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:38 AM ET

A young man who knows and expressed support for accused Moncton shooter Justin Bourque has been arrested for threatening police.

Jasper John Stam, 25, is charged with uttering death threats against a peace officer, for comments made between May 10 and 18.

New Brunswick RCMP spokesman Paul Green was unable to provide details about the nature of the threats.

While police say the arrest is in no way connected to the investigation into last week's shooting rampage that killed three Mounties, a Facebook page for Stam suggests he is friends with the suspect.

Last week, Stam posted a link to an article wishing Justin Bourque "good luck" - it was written while Bourque was still being sought by police.

 

In a status update on June 7 Stam says he "just got fired for being friends with someone," with a lengthy exchange of comments in which he defends Bourque and calls him "one of the most respectable of my friends."

Stam remains in custody pending his next court appearance.

 


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