The man was detained in Manresa after sending three threatening messages to Pere Aragonés
An arsenal of eleven firearms has been confiscated by the Mossos d’Esquadra, the regional police force of Catalunya, from an 81-year-old man in Manresa who is accused of issuing death threats to Pere Aragonés, the president of the Catalan government.
The threats issued by the arrested appear to stem from ideological disagreements with the separatist regional president, and it is reported that on June 22 two envelopes containing threatening messages addressed to Sr Aragonés were intercepted at the Palau de la Generalitat, the seat of the regional government in Barcelona. Specifically, the letters mentioned the use of firearms against the regional president and other leading political figures in Catalunya, and on July 23, by which time a full investigation was under way, a third letter with similar content was received.
All three envelopes featured postmarks associated with the large town of Manresa, and this eventually helped the Mossos to determine the sender’s identity. On arresting him at his home officers found a total of eleven firearms and confiscated them, although the owner had valid licences for all of them.
The man is currently free pending trial.
Image: Mossos d’Esquadra
Source: Murcia Today