Local Villeray/Saint-Michel/Park Extension resident charged with threatening Mayor Plante’s life

Vincent Rochette, a 23-year-old Montrealer, is accused of having threatened the mayor of Montréal, Valérie Plante. Supposedly and according to reports he threatened her with death and/or harm to her person.

The man, who lives in the borough of Villeray – Saint-Michel – Parc-Extension, is also accused of harassment against the first magistrate of the City, according to the act of denunciation made public by the City police department from Montréal.

This is not the first time that Ms. Plante has received threats, according to what she has already said. She stated that the threats and offensive hate speech against her had started shortly after her election. Last year, the mayor said her administration would have a “zero tolerance” towards threats posted on social networks.

Vincent Rochette will be appearing in court on Thursday.