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Man arrested after threatening a Cabinet Minister

A 51-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly threatened a Government Minister on the grounds of the Cabinet Office.

The Minister, who has not been named, is understood to have been in the car park when the man approached him. Police were called to the scene at about 3:20pm yesterday with the Minister saying the man “had acted in a threatening manner.”

A 51-year-old man from Hamilton Parish was arrested and taken to Hamilton Police Station for questioning. The nature of the alleged threatening behaviour has not been revealed, but it is understood the Minister knew the man.

A Police spokesman said inquiries into the alleged disturbance were ongoing. He said: “Police responded to a reported disturbance at the Cabinet Office. On their arrival, it was alleged that a 51-year-old male from Hamilton Parish had acted in a threatening manner towards a Minister”.

A Government spokeswoman said it would not be appropriate for the Cabinet Office to comment.

She said: “A private incident took place on the Cabinet Office grounds and the matter is being dealt with by the Bermuda Police Service. The Cabinet Office does not wish to comment further on the matter at this time”.

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Published August 03, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated August 03, 2011 at 9:33 am)

Man arrested after threatening a Cabinet Minister

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