A follower of a prominent QAnon conspiracy theorist was arrested following reports that he posted a threat about his daughter's school

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Self-styled QAnon leader Romana Didulo.
A follower of Canadian QAnon influencer Romana Didulo (pictured here) was arrested after making a coded threat about his daughter's school, according to police.Reine Romana Didulo/YouTube
  • A follower of a QAnon influencer was arrested on Thursday, according to a police press release.

  • He made a threat about his child's school in a private channel, Vice reported.

  • Romana Didulo was also detained after an inflammatory anti-vaccine post, Radio-Canada reported.

A follower of QAnon's "Queen of Canada" Romana Didulo was arrested after posting a coded threat about his daughter's school online, according to a press release from the Laval Police Department.

The arrest follows Didulo's own arrest last month after she posted on Telegram encouraging followers to "shoot to kill" anyone involved in vaccinating children against COVID-19, Radio-Canada and Insider previously reported.

Didulo is a conspiracy theorist with 70,000 followers on the messaging platform Telegram, where she frequently posts messages featuring QAnon-linked slang and has called herself "Majesty Queen," "President and Queen of Canada," and "Head of Government of Canada." She signs off her posts with the letter "Q" and "WWG1WGA," the abbreviation of the conspiracy theory community's slogan, "where we go one, we go all."

QAnon, a web of baseless conspiracy theories that originated with the false belief that former President Donald Trump was crusading against a "deep state" cabal of human traffickers, has been espoused by numerous people accused of crimes, including kidnapping and murder.

Police in Quebec said the Didulo follower, a 42-year-old man in Laval, Canada, whose name has not been released, sent the threat inside a private chatroom that Didulo said was made for planning "duck hunting," Vice reported. So-called duck hunters are people from Canada and the US who act as "soldiers" for Didulo to carry out her orders, according to Vice.

A member of the chat shared a picture from his daughter's school showing it was trying to vaccinate students, Radio-Canada reported.

"I live in quebec and received this from my daughter school time to go hunting bang bang [sic]," the man wrote below the image, according to a screenshot of the message Vice shared. Insider was unable to access the private channel and Vice reported that the post was no longer visible.

Police in Laval arrested the man on Thursday but mandated that he return to court at a later date, according to Friday's press release.

Last month, Didulo encouraged followers to destroy materials related to administering COVID-19 vaccines in hospitals and pharmacies and arrest pharmacists, school staff, judges, politicians, and anyone else trying to inoculate children, screenshots from the Canadian Anti-Hate Network showed.

She had originally written "shoot to kill" these people but changed the wording in a follow-up post, Vice reported.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested Didulo and brought her to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation on November 28, nearly a week after she made the Telegram threats, according to Radio-Canada. The Victoria Courthouse Registry told Radio-Canada that police executed a search warrant on Didulo's home, a claim the influencer had made in a livestream after her release.

The Victoria Courthouse Registry didn't respond to Insider's request for comment, and Insider couldn't locate contact information for Didulo.

Didulo's influence previously led to some followers sending hundreds of letters to businesses and governments urging them to stop attempting to fight the spread of COVID-19, Vice reported.

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