The Guy Who Rammed His Truck Into A Gate To Get Into Rideau Hall Is Facing 22 Charges
A lot of the charges relate to weapons.
We're finding out more about what happened near the Prime Minister's residence. The Rideau Hall arrest has led to one man facing 22 criminal charges in relation to the incident. None of the allegations against him have been proven in court.
RCMP released information about the man charged in relation to the incident in Ottawa where he allegedly rammed his truck into a gate and got onto the grounds of Rideau Hall on July 2.
He has been identified as 46-year-old Corey Hurren of Manitoba.
The 22 charges that he's facing are for the possession and transportation of firearms and other criminal code offences.
- 4 counts of careless use, storage and handling of a firearm
- 4 counts of contravention of transport regulation of a firearm
- 4 counts of possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose
- 1 count of possession of a restricted firearm, knowing its possession is unauthorized
- 1 count of possession of prohibited device, knowing its possession is unauthorized
- 1 count of possession at unauthorized place
- 4 counts of unauthorized possession in motor vehicle
- 2 counts of possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
- 1 count of uttering threats
Hurren was arrested by the RCMP's National Division two hours after he allegedly got access to the grounds of Rideau Hall.
Thewith this incident goes from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on July 2 when the suspect was apprehended by officers.
RCMP Deputy Commissioner Mike Duheme called this situation a "highly volatile incident."
"There was never any danger to the Prime Minister and his family," he said.
He also noted that there was no danger to the Governor-General either because none of them were on the grounds at the time.
A day after the incident the Prime Minister.
"Obviously this was something that nobody wants to hear," Justin Trudeau said.
He also thanked the officers who got the situation under control.
According to the CBC, Hurren is an active member of The Canadian Armed Forces who serves as a Canadian Ranger.
Canadian Rangers live and work in remote, isolated and coastal regions of the country.
They support the Armed Forces' national security and public safety operations here at home.