Justin Trudeau's home broken into while family slept

Federal Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau in Niagara Falls on Friday, May 30, 2014. MIKE...

Federal Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau in Niagara Falls on Friday, May 30, 2014. MIKE DIBATTISTA/QMI AGENCY

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:24 AM ET

OTTAWA — Someone broke into Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's Ottawa home overnight Friday and left a threatening note while his family was sleeping.

Nothing was stolen from Trudeau's home in Rockcliffe Park — Ottawa's wealthiest neighbourhood — and nobody was harmed, but a threatening note was left behind.

The Liberal leader had been campaigning in Winnipeg when the break-in took place.

"I spend a lot of time travelling from one end of this country to the other. I leave my family, hopefully, safe at home," Trudeau said Saturday in Montreal, where was attending the city's gay pride festivities.

"When I learned that an intruder was leaving threats while my family was asleep on the second floor, it was very unsettling."

Trudeau's wife and children have since travelled to Montreal to be with him.

Trudeau would not say what was written in the note, adding he would let police handle the situation.

"There is an investigation ongoing but I have no information on it at this point," Ottawa Staff Sgt. Cori Slaughter said Saturday afternoon.

The file is a joint Ottawa Police Service and RCMP effort.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he finds the break-in "worrying," but is glad Trudeau's family is safe.

As per protocol for leader of the third party, neither Trudeau nor his family had an assigned RCMP security detail.

— With files from Sheena Goodyear and Kelly Roche


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