Quebec man arrested after 4-day Amber Alert now faces nine additional charges

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MONTREAL — A Quebec man arrested after an Amber Alert that spanned four days is now facing nine additional charges.

The 36-year-old man, who was arrested on Sept. 5 in Ste-Paule, Que., roughly 400 kilometres northeast of Quebec City, has now been charged with kidnapping his three-year old son, attempted murder using a prohibited weapon and attempting to murder peace officers using a firearm.

He also faces several other firearms-related charges, including stealing a firearm.

The man, who was the subject of a manhunt that briefly stretched into New Brunswick, was initially charged with discharging a firearm with intent, in an effort to avoid his arrest.

He is scheduled to appear in court today as a bail hearing continues.

The man's three-year-old son was recovered safely by police and returned to his mother.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 7, 2021.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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