Ottawa Police doesnâ€™t Find Any Hazardous Chemical at the Hotel following Arrest
Published By : 21 Jan 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
Ottawa police has stated that no hazardous chemical and materials have been found at the Chimo Hotel in Ottawa where a man was arrested in connection with a possible threat.
On Wednesday, Jan. 21, the police arrested a suspect at the Hotel situated in east end of Ottawa, after it was vacated in Tuesday night.
The arrest is associated with an investigation on RCMP in the Halifax area, which involves harmful chemicals, the police confirmed on Wednesday.
Ottawa police stated that the man is arrested on a Canada-wide warrant; which was issued connecting to charges in Nova Scotia.
Const. Chuck Benoit told that an investigation initiated at about 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday at the hotel, after officers got information about a possible threat. The information that they received about it being a threat, was that a suspicious man, who was at the hotel have something that could possibly be a threat.
Earlier on Wednesday, Mr. John McGetrick, a Police Inspector in Ottawa Police, had called that threat alarming. Adding to this, he also said that on the basis of the information that they received, the substance, which was considered as a threat, was very significant.
Officers covered off a large perimeter around the hotel, and tactical teams, which also include the HAZMAT team, were called to the spot. The guests at the hotel were swiftly escorted out of the building. The operation went on for more than 10 hours.
Dr. Christopher Phillips of Halifax was arrested on Wednesday morning, outside his hotel room at 6th floor.
Dr. Christopher Phillips is 42 years old and an American citizen, who was earlier working as a biochemist with the U.S. Army.
He had been married to Shannon Miller, a former U.S. Olympic gymnast, but the couple was divorced in 2006.