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Trudeau wears protective vest after unspecified threat

/ 11:11 AM October 13, 2019
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (Patrick Doyle/The Canadian Press via AP)

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has donned an armored vest and appeared with a heavy security detail at a major election rally.

Officials would not reveal the nature of the threat Saturday. It resulted in a 90-minute delay before Trudeau appeared before about 2,000 supporters who had turned out as the election campaign enters its final week.

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Trudeau wore a suit jacket rather than his usual rolled-up sleeves and loosened tie, and was wearing a vest, which was noticeable in photos taken at the event.

Trudeau was escorted through crowd by a large number of plainclothes Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers as well as Mounties dressed in green tactical gear.

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RCMP spokeswoman Stephanie Dumoulin says for security reasons they do not comment on security measures given to the prime minister.

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