Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Charged in Alleged Break-In at RCMP Headquarters Sent for Psych Evaluation

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Charged in Alleged Break-In at RCMP Headquarters Sent for Psych Evaluation

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RCMP break-in suspect sent for evaluation

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MONTREAL - A psychiatric evaluation awaits a man facing terrorism-related charges after allegedly trying to break into RCMP headquarters in Montreal this week.

Sidy Mouhamoud Keita returned to court Thursday when his lawyer asked he be seen at a psychiatric hospital.

The Crown did not object to the request that an expert determine his level of criminal responsibility in the current case.

Keita, 19, of nearby Longueuil, was arrested after allegedly trying to jump a security fence at the RCMP building on Tuesday. He faces three charges: harassment, perpetrating a terrorism hoax and breaking and entering.

Defence lawyer Vanessa Sadler said the RCMP met with Keita's mother, who told them there were some concerns about her son's mental welfare. …

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