Armed suspect arrested near Rideau Hall identified as Manitoba man

By | July 2, 2020

WINNIPEG — CTV News has learned the armed suspect who was arrested near Rideau Hall Thursday morning is a Manitoba man and Canadian Ranger.

CTV News has confirmed the suspect has been identified as Corey Hurren of Bowsman, Manitoba.

According to the RCMP, a lone man breached the pedestrian entrance gate of the residence of the Governor General in Ottawa around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday.

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RCMP said he was armed, and proceeded on foot on to the grounds of Rideau Hall to the greenhouse, where he was ‘rapidly contained’ by patrolling RCMP officers. He was apprehended at around 8:30 a.m. without any incident, RCMP said.

CTV News confirmed the identity of the suspect late Thursday evening.

According to a LinkedIn page under Hurren’s name, the suspect is a Canadian Ranger on the Swan River Patrol, a veteran of the Royal Canadian Artillery, as well as the owner of GrindHouse Fine Foods.

This is a developing story. More to come.

-with files froms CTV’s Ben Cousins and Sarah Turnbull

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