Alleged syringe planter faces more charges
Published Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:22PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:24PM EDT
A man charged with the bizarre crime of stuffing syringes into clothing at retail outlets in the Eastern Townships is facing more charges.
On top of his previous accusations, Claude Letourneau will be charged with assault with a weapon, armed assault, theft and possession of firearms, Sherbrooke police announced Thursday.
The new charges were the result of an investigation of his earlier alleged offences.
The weapons charged was the result of an incident that took place in Montreal.
Rene Dubreuil of the Sherbrooke police said 22 people were affected by incidents involving syringes, but not all were actually pricked with the needles.
Police said that in the interests of the victims, they would not reveal whether the needles were infected.
Letourneau will remain behind bars until he gets his next court appearance in October.