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Lethbridge man charged with uttering death threats in social media post

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STANDOFF, AB – A Lethbridge man is facing serious charges for a social media post where he allegedly threatened the lives of police officers and their families.

On Dec. 30, Blood Tribe Police became aware of a video on Facebook where a man allegedly stated he would execute officers and their families if they tried to arrest him.

Police learned the man was in Standoff but not a nation member.

32 year old Patrick Rodney was arrested and charged with Uttering Threats to Cause Death and Trespassing on the Blood Reserve.

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Individuals visiting the Blood Tribe must report to the Administration Office in Standoff to obtain proper permits.

Those traveling through, and not stopping, are not required to obtain a permit.

Rodney was released on an Undertaking with conditions not to be on the Blood Reserve and to attend Cardston Provincial Court in March 2021.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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