The man who threatened to blow himself up in Quebec stopped
The 48-year-old man who threatened to “blow himself up in public” last Friday was arrested by officers from the Quebec City Police Department (SPVQ) on Monday afternoon.
The investigation conducted by the Serious Crime Unit of the Major Crime Module resulted in the arrest of Louis Girard on René-Lévesque Boulevard in Quebec City. The man appeared Monday afternoon at the courthouse in Quebec City.
“An agent spotted him on the street, the arrest went well, there was no particular resistance,” said SPVQ spokesman Étienne Doyon.
Last Friday, the SPVQ received public information that Louis Girard was in possession of a grenade-like object. The agents had quickly obtained the judicial authorizations for a search of the suspect’s residence in a housing building in the Saint-Sauveur neighborhood in Quebec City. An artificial and harmless pomegranate had been seized.
Recall that the man is known to the authorities for problems related to a neurological disorder.