Ottawa, Ontario – The RCMP has charged one individual in relation to the incident at Rideau Hall on July 2, 2020, where a suspect breached security measures to gain unauthorized access to the grounds. The individual was arrested by members of RCMP National Division and the Ottawa branch of RCMP’s Integrated National Security Team (INSET) is leading the investigation.
Corey Hurren (46 years old) of Manitoba is facing 22 criminal charges in relation to the possession and transportation of firearms, as well as other criminal code charges. The charges are described as follows:
4 counts of careless use, storage and handling of a firearm (Section 86(1) CC)
4 counts of contravention of transport regulation of a firearm (Section 86(2) CC)
4 counts of possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose (Section 88(1) CC)
1 count of possession of a restricted firearm, knowing its possession is unauthorized (Section 92(1) CC)
1 count of possession of prohibited device, knowing its possession is unauthorized (Section 92(2) CC)
1 count of possession at unauthorized place (Section 93(1) CC)
4 counts of unauthorized possession in motor vehicle (Section 94(1) CC)
2 counts of possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition (Section 95(1) CC)
1 count of uttering threats (Section 264.1 CC)
Hurren is being held in custody and his next court appearance is July 17 in Ottawa.
Several units and personnel were dispatched to the incident and were engaged in locating and containing the scene, including the Emergency Response Team and the Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear, and Explosive Team. The RCMP would also like to thank the Ottawa Police Service, the Ottawa Paramedic Service, the National Capital Commission and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) for their support and cooperation in this matter.
“The RCMP’s response to this incident was effective. I am very proud of all our people and our partners who moved fast and acted decisively to contain this threat. Our members were vigilant, reacted quickly and used successful de-escalation techniques to resolve this highly volatile incident swiftly and without injury to anyone.” – Deputy Commissioner Mike Duheme, Federal Policing, RCMP
As the matter is now before the courts, the RCMP will not be making any further comment.
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