UPDATE: Cranston man arrested after threatening Providence Mayor

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A Cranston man was arrested Thursday after threatening Mayor Jorge Elorza on social media.

59-year-old Bruce Valliere was arrested by Providence Place on charges of Threatening a Public Official and Disorderly Conduct.

Police said they were alerted to a Facebook post on Tuesday in which a suspect claimed Elorza would be walking with a limp if he encountered the suspect.

Valliere was arraigned Thursday afternoon in 6th Division District Court. He was released on $6,000 personal recognizance and issued a No Contact order. 

Valliere is due back in court in May. 

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