Young man threatens city council staff

NICOLE MATHEWSON
Last updated 11:06 30/05/2014

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A Christchurch man has been arrested after threatening city council staff.

An email sent to council staff earlier this week warned about a ''disturbed young male'' who had made threats against staff.

Staff were warned the 27-year-old man was a ''high security risk and may be carrying weapons''. They were advised not to approach him and to be ''extra careful'' when leaving council buildings.

The Press understands the email was also sent on to Environment Canterbury staff. A Christchurch City Council spokeswoman confirmed the message was issued as a ''precautionary measure'' following advice from police.

''The threats were of a general nature and police issued a warning to staff not to approach him after the man was sighted around a council library last week,'' she said.

''The man has since been located by police and is in custody.''

The Ministry of Justice confirmed the man appeared in the Christchurch District Court on Wednesday and would next appear on June 5. 

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