Quebec man accused of kidnapping 3-year-old son faces several more charges

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More charges include attempted murder of peace officers, a kidnapping-related charge, and several weapons-related offences. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press - image credit)
More charges include attempted murder of peace officers, a kidnapping-related charge, and several weapons-related offences. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press - image credit)

A Quebec man accused of abducting his three-year-old son last month in Sainte-Paule, triggering a five-day-long Amber Alert across the province, is facing a host of new charges.

They include attempted murder of peace officers, a kidnapping-related charge, and several weapons-related offences.

Currently, only one charge has been laid against the accused in relation to discharging a firearm.

The 36-year-old suspect is accused of abducting his son on Aug. 31 from the area of Sainte-Paule, Que., in the Bas-Saint-Laurent, prompting a manhunt that lasted several days. It was one of the longest-lasting Amber Alerts in Quebec history.

Police ended the alert on Sept. 5 after they found the pair inside a home in a heavily wooded area in the region where the Amber Alert was first issued. A negotiation process with the father ensued, after which the man was taken into police custody and the boy was returned safely to the care of his mother.

A publication ban covers any information that would identify the victim or a member of his family.

The accused is expected back in Matane court tomorrow for a bail hearing.

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