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MP's family target of death threat

Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty took to social media to send a message of his own after his family became the subject of a death threat over the weekend.
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MP Todd Doherty responds to a death threat against his family in a posting on social media.

Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty took to social media to send a message of his own after his family became the subject of a death threat over the weekend.

"Today I received another threat," he said in a video posted Sunday on Facebook and Twitter. "So I want too send a message - I don't run and I don't hide.

"You threaten my family, you approach my family, and I will take appropriate action - and that's not a threat, that's a promise."

In the 20-second clip, a stern-looking Doherty did not go into details regarding what was said in the threat or what it was about. 

When contacted by The Citizen, his office issued a brief statement in which Doherty said his family is safe and thanked those who provided notes of concern - as of Tuesday morning, the posting had drawn about 1,700 views and several expressions of support for the MP.

"As I mentioned in my video, I have taken appropriate action and notified the RCMP and the House of Commons Protective Services," he said. "As this case is currently under investigation, I cannot comment further.”