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Corey Hurren, alleged Rideau Hall intruder, threatened Trudeau: RCMP officer

CAF member hit with 22 charges after Rideau Hall security breach
Corey Hurren, a Canadian Armed Forces reservist, is facing 22 charges after allegedly breaking through the gates of Rideau Hall while armed. As Abigail Bimman reports, RCMP say Hurren managed to get almost 200 metres from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's front door.

The military reservist charged in connection with an armed trespassing incident on the grounds of Rideau Hall last week made, conveyed or caused threats to be made against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, police say.

Court documents released on Monday provide some additional details about the specifics of the 22 charges laid against Corey Hurren, 46, last week after he allegedly rammed his truck through the gate to Rideau Hall in an armed incident that saw him taken into custody two hours later.

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Hurren was arrested on July 2 following the incident at Rideau Hall, which is the official residence of the governor general. Trudeau also lives in a cottage on the grounds, though neither he nor the governor general were home at the time.

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According to police, Hurren walked through the grounds with firearms on him and proceeded to briefly hide from police. Sources told Global News last week Hurren told police he wanted to speak to Trudeau.

Those sources also said Hurren told them he did not want to hurt anyone.

But while the list of charges released last week did include uttering a threat, the newly-released court document makes it clear that was specifically in regards to a threat against the prime minister.

Police allege that Hurren “did knowingly utter a threat to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or convey a threat to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or cause Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to receive a threat to cause death or bodily harm to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.”

RCMP unable to release full details of armed incident at Rideau Hall
RCMP unable to release full details of armed incident at Rideau Hall

Hurren is also alleged to have had with him a M-14 rifle, which is a prohibited firearm in Canada.

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The sworn information also says he had shotguns and a revolver made by Hi-Standard, along with a high-capacity magazine of ammunition, which is also prohibited.

A total of 21 of the 22 charges against him relate to those firearms.

Trudeau calls Rideau Hall incident ‘something that nobody wants to hear’
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