On July 17, 2016, Steinbach RCMP were advised by the general public that there had been a threat conveyed towards police on a local Facebook page. The threat was a subsequent comment made in response to the fatal shooting of three Police Officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
Police investigation led to the arrest of 18-year-old, Kevin Giesbrecht, who was located later that same day at his parents residence where he resides in the RM of Hanover. Giesbrecht was subsequently remanded in custody.
RCMP would like to remind the public that threats of violence towards any person of the general public, or in this case the police, will not be tolerated and are taken seriously. Persons making such threats will be held accountable for their actions.