Mounties investigating potentially threatening images against officers at Whistle Stop Café rally
Supporters gather during a rally against measures taken by government and health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 at the Whistle Stop cafe in Mirror Alta, on Saturday May 8, 2021. The Whistle Stop was shut down by AHS for not complying with COVID-19 rules (The Canadian Press/Jason Franson).
EDMONTON -- Alberta RCMP are investigating whether images they say have been circulating on social media are a credible threat to Mounties.
Police say the images show RCMP vehicles and members in the crosshairs of a rifle scope during last weekend's rally at the Whistle Stop Café in Mirror, Alta.
RCMP are working to determine whether the images can be considered an act to intimidate members on scene.
Four people were reportedly ticketed after hundreds attended the anti-lockdown rally in the hamlet on Saturday.
Mounties are asking for anyone with information about the images to contact the Alberta RCMP’s Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit at 780-890-2645.