Man wanted in Cornwall kidnapping, shooting arrested in Quebec

In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 photo provided by Cornwall police, Blais Girard was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant after a kidnapping and shooting in Cornwall. Girard was arrested on Montreal's south shore and has been returned to Cornwall. (CCPS via Newswatch Group)

CHATEAUGUAY, Que. – A man wanted in connection to a kidnapping and shooting earlier this month has been picked up on Montreal’s south shore.

The Chateauguay Police Service arrested Blais Girard, 22, on a warrant and members of the Cornwall Community Police Service went to Quebec yesterday (Thursday) to pick him up.

Girard, from Valleyfield, Que., had been wanted on a Canada-wide warrant after a man had been forced from his York Street home on Dec. 2 and subsequently shot in the arm.

Girard is facing 10 charges including uttering threats, break and enter, kidnapping while using a firearm, aggravated assault and a host of other firearm-related charges.

He is being held for a bail hearing.

Two other people charged in the case – 29-year-old Marcel Seip and 24-year-old Kaitlin Chaine – will be back in court Monday (Dec. 18) and Tuesday (Dec. 19). They are facing similar charges.

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