Ottawa: A military reservist who allegedly crashed his truck through a gate on the grounds where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lives was armed with two shotguns, a rifle and a revolver, and threatened Trudeau, according to prosecution documents made public on Monday, local time.
Police allege that Corey Hurren brought a prohibited M14 rifle, plus the shotguns and a revolver made by Hi-Standard when he entered the grounds on July 2. He’s also accused of having a prohibited high-capacity magazine.
In addition to 21 charges related to the weapons, Hurren is accused of threatening to cause death or bodily harm to the Prime Minister. The exact nature of the threat was not disclosed.
Police have said that Hurren, a 46-year-old on-duty member of the Canadian military reserves who also has a gourmet sausage business, drove from Manitoba and crashed his truck through the gate at 6.30am on Thursday. The truck was disabled and he was spotted with a rifle before being contained in a greenhouse on the sprawling property in Ottawa. Police began talking to him and he was arrested two hours later.
Trudeau lives on the grounds of the property where Canada’s Governor-General Julie Payette resides. Neither was at their home at the time.