Kihiw Waciston School on the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation. Photo by

Details are coming out about a man connected to recent precautionary safety measures on Muskeg Lake Cree Nation.

On Thursday, the band put a precautionary lockdown in place where visitors at the school, health centre and band office need to be admitted by staff.

This is due to a recent threat made to the band office, the band’s acting director of operations Barry Glencross says in the notice to band members. Beyond the slight restrictions, Glencross says business will continue as usual.

On Friday, the RCMP told MBC that Donald McDonald was arrested on Aug. 26 and charged with uttering threats against people who work as band officials in three incidents that allegedly took place on Aug. 23. The 53-year-old man was released on conditions at a previous court appearance.

Meanwhile, Muskeg Lake officials are not commenting about the lockdown.

An RCMP spokesman says with McDonald set to return to court on Sept. 7, officers “continue to actively monitor those conditions (of his release) and are in regular contact and communication with the Chief and Council of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation.”