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