Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau’s Ottawa home was entered overnight August 15-16.
Photo Credit: Jason Franson/Canadian Press

No charges against leader’s home invader

Ottawa police say they will not charge the man who entered the home of Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau while he was away and his family was asleep.  Police say the man was drunk and “entered the wrong home by accident.”

Ottawa police released a video Friday of a person of interest who was believed to have been connected to the breach of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s home. The man in the video turned himself in to police after its release. © Ottawa Police

A media storm followed news that someone had entered the home, left several knives on the floor and warned the residents they should lock their doors. Nothing had been stolen.

The 19 year-old man turned himself in to police after they released a video that captured an image of him in Trudeau’s neighborhood. He said he had placed the knives pointing to the note to draw attention to it.

Police say the young man was deeply embarrassed about the media storm. He has apologized to Trudeau’s family.

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