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Brazeau charged over assaults, threats, drugs

By: The Canadian Press

 | Apr 10, 2014 - 9:11 AM |
Suspended Sen. Patrick Brazeau speaks to the media at the National Press Building in Ottawa on Monday, December 2, 2013. CBC is reporting that suspended senator Patrick Brazeau has been arrested overnight in Gatineau, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Suspended Sen. Patrick Brazeau speaks to the media at the National Press Building in Ottawa on Monday, December 2, 2013. CBC is reporting that suspended senator Patrick Brazeau has been arrested overnight in Gatineau, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

GATINEAU, Que. - Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau has been charged with two counts of assault, uttering death threats, cocaine possession and breach of bail conditions.

He arrived at the Gatineau, Que., courthouse in handcuffs this morning after police responded to a 4 a.m. domestic violence incident.

Brazeau wore a green shirt, black jacket and pants and dress shoes as he got out of a van.

Gatineau police spokesman Pierre Lanthier said a 39-year-old man was arrested after a 911 phone call.

A woman and another man complained they were assaulted.

The main also said he was threatened.

Original story

 

GATINEAU, Qc - CBC is reporting that suspended senator Patrick Brazeau was arrested overnight in Gatineau, Que.

The Canadian Press has not been able to independently verify the reports that Brazeau is in custody.

The CBC report says Brazeau is to be charged with possession of cocaine, assault, uttering threats and breaking his parole conditions.

The latest incident adds to Brazeau's legal troubles.

In February, the RCMP charged him with fraud and breach of trust in relation to his Senate expense claims.

In a separate legal problem, Brazeau faces charges of assault and sexual assault, which were laid after an incident at his home in February 2013.

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