Trudeau intruder left threatening note, butcher knives

Canada's Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks following the delivery of the budget on Parliament...

Canada's Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks following the delivery of the budget on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. REUTERS/Blair Gable

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:18 PM ET

OTTAWA -- Whoever broke into Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s house on the weekend left behind a threatening letter and several butcher knives on the floor, police said.

The note urged Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire, to securely lock their doors.

Trudeau was in Winnipeg when the break-in happened early Saturday, while his wife and their three young children were at home, asleep.

No one was injured and nothing appeared to have been taken, but the family was unnerved and spent the rest of the weekend in Montreal.

Police said Monday that no other break-ins were reported over the weekend in the Rockcliffe Park neighbourhood where Trudeau lives.

Public Safety Minister Steven Blainey spoke with Trudeau and has assured him the resources will be deployed to ensure his safety and that of his family if the RCMP recommends the Liberal leader be added to the list of persons assigned protective detail.

Neither Trudeau nor Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair or their predecessors as party leaders would normally have RCMP protection outside election periods.

 


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