Man carrying concealed knife arrested in Canada's capital

AP News
Posted: Nov 18, 2015 11:31 AM

TORONTO (AP) — Royal Canadian Mounted Police have arrested a man carrying a concealed knife on Canada's Parliament Hill.

Media relations officer Cpl. Valerie Thibodeau said Wednesday that Parliamentary Protective Services apprehended the man Tuesday evening outside Centre Block, the main building on Parliament Hill that houses the Senate and the House of Commons.

Thibodeau says the man is in custody and charges are pending. She says police continue to investigate and there is no further information to disclose at this time.

Security on the Hill has been tightened since Oct. 22, 2014, when a gun-toting Michael Zehaf Bibeau managed to enter Centre Block after gunning down a soldier standing guard at the nearby National War Memorial.

Zehaf Bibeau died in a hail of bullets outside the Library of Parliament.