By Megan Sheets
June 21, 2020
The gunman who killed 22 people in the worst mass shooting in Canadian history may have been an informant or agent for the national police force, sources say.
New video obtained by news magazine Maclean’s allegedly shows Gabriel Wortman, 51, withdrawing $475,000 in cash from a Brink’s office a few weeks before his deadly 13-hour rampage across several small towns in Nova Scotia in April.
Law enforcement sources say that the massive withdrawal matched the method the Royal Canadian Mounted Police uses to send money to confidential informants and agents – and would not have been possible for a regular citizen.
The RCMP has repeatedly insisted that it had no ‘special relationship’ with Wortman, who was killed by police following the attack.
But some have expressed distrust of the agency, arguing that it could be hiding ties to the gunman to avoid accusations that it mishandled the case.
The speculation comes as authorities are reportedly investigating Wortman’s relationships with people linked to organized crime.
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