Police track down local woman making threats online
Using the same social media platform a local woman had used to issue violent threats, Kingston Police were able to set up a meeting and arrest the accused.
After receiving information about a woman making violent threats to three different people online, Kingston Police began an investigation on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. The three victims did not know one another, nor did they know the accused woman threatening them, according to a press release from Kingston Police.
Over social media, the accused sent 60 messages that included threats against all three victims and their families. Those threats were “explicitly violent in nature,” according to Kingston Police, and mentioned stabbing, slicing throats, kicking to death and kidnapping children.
The investigating officer took to the same social media platform the accused had used to issue the threats. The accused was contacted under a false name, and the officer arranged a meeting with her.
On Friday, Aug. 10, the accused went to the meeting location and was apprehended by officers. The 25-year-old local woman is charged with three counts of uttering threats to cause death.