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Bail hearing delayed again for man accused in Rideau Hall gate-ramming

Last Updated Jul 31, 2020 at 8:58 am MDT

A police robot approaches a pickup truck inside the grounds of Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Thursday, July 2, 2020. The man accused of ramming through a gate at Rideau Hall while heavily armed is staying in an Ontario jail for another three weeks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

OTTAWA — The man accused of ramming through a gate at Rideau Hall while heavily armed is staying in an Ontario jail for another three weeks.

Corey Hurren was arrested July 2 and has not yet had a bail hearing.

He had a brief appearance in an Ottawa court this morning, only to have Aug. 21 set as the date for his next appearance.

The Manitoba military reservist and sausage-maker faces 21 weapons charges and one of threatening Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Police say Hurren broke through a side gate early in the morning the day after Canada Day and made his way toward the residence where Trudeau and his family have been living.

Neither the Trudeaus nor Gov. Gen. Julie Payette were on the grounds at the time.

Police say they were able to talk Hurren down and arrested him peacefully after about 90 minutes.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 31, 2020.

The Canadian Press