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New details uncovered in arrest of MP Tabbara

Police documents allege Kitchener South-Hespeler MP Marwan Tabbara spent three months watching a home in Guelph, leading to his eventual arrest in April
MP Marwan Tabbara
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More information is coming to light in regards to the arrest of Kitchener South-Hespeler MP Marwan Tabbara.

According to a police document acquired by the National Post, Tabbara is accused of breaking into a Guelph home he had been watching since January, so much so it made a female occupant "fear for her safety."

The doc also listed a male and female as assault victims in this case.

Tabbara was arrested April 9, and was charged with two counts of assault, and one count each of break and enter to commit an indictable offense and criminal harassment.

The MP was released after a bail hearing.  The details in that hearing are protected under a publication ban.

The arrest and charges weren't revealed by Guelph Police until last Friday, when the service was asked about it.

Tabbara confirmed the arrest in a statement, and has stepped back from the Liberal caucus, but is still working as an MP, listed as an Independent.

The Prime Minister's Office says they learned of the charges on Friday, and are "looking into the matter."

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked about the matter on Tuesday during a virtual, media conference.

"As we said, I and my office only learned about the serious charges against this MP on Friday. No one in my party or my organization knew anything about them until Friday, and when we found out about these serious charges... the correct steps were taken for Mr. Tabarra to remove himself from the Liberal Party of Canada caucus. That is the measure that we have in place, and that is what we're doing."

None of the allegations have been proven in court.

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