NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. - A North Vancouver man appears in court today after online threats were posted on a Facebook page supporting the recent deadly shootings at a Colorado movie theatre.

RCMP in North Vancouver say they learned of the threats on July 24 and determined that the person who had posted them was disturbed and a possible threat to public safety.

Officers tracked the threats to a North Vancouver home where 32-year-old Ryan Lewis was arrested on Aug. 1 and charged with uttering threats.

Lewis was released after his arrest but has been ordered to have no access to the Internet while the case proceeds.

Cpl. Richard De Jong says comments and postings on the Internet are not private and, for public safety reasons, police must take them seriously.

Twelve people died and 58 were injured July 20th when a gunman opened fire on an audience attending the midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises."