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Man accused in Rideau Hall crash had rifle, shotguns, high-capacity magazine: RCMP

Last Updated Jul 6, 2020 at 11:44 am MDT

A police robot is shown near a pickup truck inside the grounds of Rideau Hall in Ottawa on July 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Summary

Newly-released court documents add detail to the charges Canadian Forces member Corey Hurren is facing


Aside from 21 charges relate to the weapons, he is accused of threatening to cause death or bodily harm to the PM


Suspect is a reservist in the Canadian Rangers, who was on full-time duty under a program meant to help respond to COVID


The man charged with ramming a truck through a gate at Rideau Hall last week was armed with two shotguns, a rifle and a revolver, and threatened Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, police say.

Newly released court documents add detail to the charges Canadian Forces member Corey Hurren is facing after the incident July 2.

Information sworn by an RCMP officer alleges Hurren had with him a prohibited M-14 rifle, plus the shotguns and a revolver made by Hi-Standard.

The document says he had a licence for the rifle, which typically means he or a close family member already owned it when the weapon became prohibited, but not for the revolver. The Manitoba resident is also accused of having a prohibited high-capacity magazine without a licence for it.

Aside from 21 charges related to the weapons, Hurren is accused of threatening to cause death or bodily harm to the prime minister.

Hurren is a reservist in the Canadian Rangers, the military says, who was on full-time duty through the summer under a program meant to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The RCMP say Hurren rammed through a gate at Rideau Hall in Ottawa early last Thursday.

They say the truck he was driving broke down not far into the Governor General’s official estate, where Trudeau and his family have also been living while 24 Sussex Drive awaits renovations.

Hurren allegedly got out and headed in the direction of Trudeau’s residence. Police intercepted him and were ultimately able to arrest him without anybody being hurt.