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Armed man held near Trudeau's residence

Published : 07 Jul 2020, 02:26

  DF News Desk

File Photo Xinhua.

An armed man was arrested on Thursday near Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's residence for threatening to harm him, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Monday, reported Xinhua.

The man, identified as Corey Hurren, was accused of uttering a threat to "cause death or bodily harm" to the prime minister, in addition to 21 charges related to weapons.

Armed with two shotguns, a rifle and a revolver, Hurren allegedly rammed his truck through a gate at Canadian Governor General Julie Payette's residence, where Trudeau and his family have also been living while the prime minister's official residence in Ottawa awaits renovations.

Neither Trudeau nor Payette were present on the grounds at the time of the incident.

The RCMP said Hurren, a Canadian Armed Forces reservist from rural Manitoba, had with him a prohibited M-14 rifle, plus the shotguns and a revolver.

The truck Hurren was driving broke down not far into the Governor General's official estate. He allegedly got out and headed in the direction of Trudeau's residence. Police arrested him without anybody being hurt.