Armed Military Member Corey Hurren Who Stormed Gate Threatened Justin Trudeau, Police Say - 2020-07-07
Court documents allege the Canadian Armed Forces member who stormed Justin Trudeau's residence was armed to the teeth and explicitly threatened to harm the prime minister.
Corey Hurren, 46, allegedly rammed his truck through the front gates of Ottawa's Rideau Hall—the property that houses the homes of Trudeau and Governor General Julie Payette—on the morning of July 2, left the vehicle on foot with several weapons and, after hiding in some bushes, made his way through a good chunk of the property. He was intercepted by police officers near one of the greenhouses on the property and spent almost two hours negotiating with the officers before being arrested without incident. Police laid 22 charges against Hurren on the following day, the details of which were released on Monday.
Police allege Hurren did "knowingly utter," "convey," or "cause Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to receive a threat to cause death or bodily harm." The majority of the charges Hurren faces are firearm-related. According to the court sheet, Hurren had a "high standard revolver," a "Norinco M14 rifle," and two non-restricted shotguns, and a high capacity magazine on him. He allegedly had all the weapons loaded at the time of his arrest. The explicit details of the alleged threat Hurren made against Trudeau have not yet come to light.