Man arrested after threatening on Facebook to kill 18 random people in Peterborough

One of the Facebook posts featured this photo of weapons
One of the Facebook posts featured this photo of weapons

A man has been arrested after making threats on social media to kill 18 random people in Peterborough.

Last night, Saturday July 22, police arrested a 36-year-old man from Peterborough on suspicion of making threats to kill.


This followed a series of posts on social media in which a man appeared to threaten to kill 18 random people in Peterborough if £600,000 was not delivered to an address in Wharf Road.

A photo of a number of weapons, knives and blunt instruments was also posted with the message.


The man remains in police custody.