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An arrest over threats to writers

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Montreal police have arrested a man accused of making violent threats online against scientists, atheists, science writers and others. At ArsTechnica, John Timmer has background on the man most often known as Dave Mabus, who now faces 16 charges relating to the threat allegations. More from CTV, the New York Times, and Phil Plait.