Canadian military man arrested for breaching PM’s residence gate
Published: 10:49 PM, 3 July 2020
A Canadian armed military member has been arrested after driving a pick-up truck through the gates of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s present residence.
The suspect used a vehicle to breach the main entrance of Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Thursday morning.
He then entered the grounds on foot before being confronted by police.
The man was arrested at 08:30 am and sent to custody.
Mr. Trudeau and his family, who are currently living at a cottage on the Rideau Hall estate while the prime minister's official residence is being renovated, were not at home at the time of the incident.
Nor was Governor General Julie Payette, who resides at Rideau Hall as the official representative of Queen Elizabeth II, Canada's head of state.
According to Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the suspect is a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, whose identity will be confirmed as soon as possible.