Ottawa police say arrest made in home invasion involving 101-year-old D-Day vet

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Ottawa police say they have made an arrest and laid charges in connection with a home invasion involving a 101-year-old D-Day veteran.

Police say the vet was tied up in his home Thursday morning and robbed by a man posing as a city employee.

He later freed himself and called police.

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Police say a 59-year-old Ottawa man was arrested without incident Friday after they received a tip. He has been charged with attempted murder, robbery with violence, forcible confinement, break and enter, and using a credit card obtained by crime.

The suspect, who has not been named by police, has a court appearance scheduled for today.

While the veteran was not named by police, Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino issued a statement Thursday identifying him as Ernest Cote, adding he had travelled with him for D-Day anniversary ceremonies and was honoured to know him.


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