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Armed man arrested outside Rideau Hall at 1 Sussex Drive

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OTTAWA, ON., July 2, 2020 — An armed man has been arrested on the grounds of Rideau Hall at 1 Sussex Drive, the official residence of the Governor General. Rideau Cottage, currently the official residence of the Prime Minister, is also located on the property.

A robot inspects an SUV on the grounds of Rideau Hall. image capture from CBC News feed

National Division of the RCMP tweeted that “At approximately 6:40 this morning, an armed man was able to access the grounds of 1 Sussex Drive,” the force tweeted Thursday.

“Rapid intervention by law enforcement led to the safe apprehension and arrest of the suspect by members of the RCMP.”

Rideau Hall, wikicommons

The Prime Minister and the Governor General were not present at the moment of the incident.

Police said the “The man was arrested shortly after without any incident. He is currently in custody and is being interviewed.”

Police are not releasing the man’s identity “as charges are pending.”

Police declared the scene to be safe at about 9 a.m. There were no injuries.

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