Corey Hurren, a member of the Canadian armed forces reserve who rammed his pickup truck filled with guns through the gates of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s home on Thursday, frequently made posts about QAnon on social media.
According to Vice, less than an hour before Hurren carried out the act, a social media account for his business, Grindhouse Fine Foods posted a meme on Instagram blaming the global elite for COVID-19.
He had also posted a pro-QAnon meme in March with a white rabbit at the wheel of a car. “Has anyone else been following ‘Q’ and the ‘White Rabbit’ down the rabbit hole and how this all relates to the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation?”, the caption read.
Also, a Facebook page associated with his business posted an image of an outdoor party and inviting the reader to google “Event 201” for more information. “Event 201” was a global pandemic preparedness exercise put on by the Bill Gates Foundation, John’s Hopkins University, and the World Economic Forum in 2019. Q conspiracy theorists believe this proves that the pandemic was started by Bill Gates and other elites.
Hurren rammed his vehicle into the main pedestrian entrance at Rideau Hall on Thursday around 6:40 a.m. He left the truck on foot with a rifle, but police caught up to him. He reportedly had a note he wanted to deliver to Trudeau, who was not at the residence at that time.
RCMP Deputy Commissioner Michael Duheme said at a press conference of Friday that Hurren will face multiple charges and will attend a bail hearing Friday.