Saturday, September 18

The Mossos arrest an armed man who sent threatening letters to Pere Aragonès

The Mossos d’Esquadra have arrested an 81-year-old man in Manresa this Thursday, accused of sending three threatening letters to the president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, and to pro-independence parties, according to La Vanguardia has advanced and has confirmed this diary. The man, who had a weapons license and kept up to 11 firearms in his home, stated in his letters his intention to use violence against the independence movement.

The letters sent were written in the first person plural, implying that they were directed by a group, and were signed “Spain, Anti-independence action.” They made specific references to the use of firearms against pro-independence leaders, which alerted the General Information Commissary of the Mossos, who have proceeded to their arrest, given that they had an arsenal in use.

The Palau de la Generalitat received the three letters between the months of May, June and July, all of them sent from Manresa, the city where the detainee resides. The man, who made clear threats against the independence movement and its leaders, is accused of the crime of threats for ideological reasons. After carrying out the appropriate procedures, the man has been released.