Man arrested in Hill incident yells, swears at judge in brief court hearing

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OTTAWA — A man arrested following an incident on Parliament Hill is being ordered to see a psychiatrist after a raucous court appearance today.

During the brief appearance, Jesse Mooney, 24, yelled at the judge overseeing the hearing, demanded his lawyer be fired and complained about the government.

Mooney and the judge were speaking over one another during the video hearing for four charges stemming from an alleged altercation on Sunday — the day before he was arrested on Parliament Hill.

Parliamentary security officers detained Mooney during the Changing of the Guard ceremony Monday on the Hill.

Authorities say a small pocket knife was discovered nearby.

Police say Mooney is being charged with assault and breach of probation in relation to the Hill incident, but he has yet to appear before a judge on those charges.

The Canadian Press