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Man arrested after threats made to Premier

A man has been arrested after threats were made towards the Premier on social media, police said today.

Police search a house in Hamilton Parish after social media threats to David Burt, the Premier (Photograph supplied)

A police spokeswoman said the 34-year-old man was detained after “menacing comments” were made during a live interview involving David Burt.

The man was arrested after officers carried out a search at a Hamilton Parish home.

The spokeswoman said: “Persons should be mindful that threats, offensive and other menacing acts towards anyone on social media may be contrary to the Electronic Communications Act 2011.

“Persons committing such acts if found guilty may be imprisoned for one year or fined $25,000, or both.”