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Armed man arrested after breaking into Justin Trudeau property

The Canadian leader and his family are staying at the residence of the country’s governor-general.

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An intruder broke into the grounds of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s residence (Steve Parsons/PA)

An intruder broke into the grounds of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s residence (Steve Parsons/PA)

An intruder broke into the grounds of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s residence (Steve Parsons/PA)

An armed man has been arrested after he crashed a vehicle into the grounds of the property where Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lives in Ottawa, police said.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement that Mr Trudeau was not home at the time of the incident, adding that the suspect is a member of Canada’s armed forces.

The suspect crashed his truck through the gate and was quickly contained in a greenhouse on the sprawling property before being arrested without incident two hours later, police said.

They added that the man was being interviewed and charges were pending, while a spokeswoman for Canada’s defence minister declined to comment while the investigation was underway.

Mr Trudeau lives on the grounds of the property where Governor-General Julie Payette resides, however she also was not home at the time.

Mr Trudeau, his wife and three children live in a cottage on the property because the prime minister’s traditional residence is in disrepair.

PA