Arrest in Facebook Threat to Colombia Leader's Son

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - A student accused of posting a threat against the son of Colombian President Alvaro Uribe on the Facebook
network was arrested on Wednesday, officials announced.

National Police Director Oscar Naranjo identified the man as Nicolas Castro, a 23-year-old student of fine arts. Police said he was arrested on the outskirts of Colombia's capital, Bogota.

Castro is accused of posting a message reading, "I promise to kill Jeronimo Alberto Uribe, son of Alvaro Uribe," on the social networking site in July.

The prosecutor's office said he had also threatened the president himself on an undisclosed social network.

Police said he will be charged with instigating criminal activity.


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