Couple assaulted in casino hotel room
A couple enjoying Boxing Day in their hotel room at the Lac Leamy casino were assaulted when an armed intruder entered their 18th-floor room.
Gatineau police said they responded to the call from the hotel guest about 12:45 p.m.
The 60-year-old man said he had been assaulted in the room. The perpetrator was still there, he said, and was aggressive. The man and his 59-year-old wife managed to escape from the room, but the intruder stayed.
Police arrived and negotiated with the intruder for about four hours. They finally were able to arrest the suspect without major incident.
The suspect, described by police as a “young man” was taken to hospital in Gatineau for psychiatric assessment.
Police said he could face charges of assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, assault, break and enter and mischief.
The couple were treated for minor injuries at the scene.