OTTAWA – The son of former Newfoundland premier Brian Tobin is being held by Ottawa Police after an Ottawa man was run over by a truck and killed on the top floor of a downtown Ottawa parking garage early Friday morning.
John “Jack” Tobin, 24, is being held in custody by Ottawa Police, according to CTV reports.
Ottawa Police say the victim was also 24. Alcohol was a factor in the death, police added.
When contacted by QMI Agency Friday night, Ottawa Police refused to confirm they were holding Tobin.
The man in custody will appear in court Christmas morning, police said. Police would not say what charges he is facing.
Calls by QMI Agency to the Tobin residence near Manotick, Ont., went unanswered Friday.
The victim became trapped under the body of a Dodge Ram pickup truck on the fifth floor of the garage in the Byward Market around 3:15 a.m.
The incident occurred shortly after the downtown bars closed – a busy time in Ottawa’s Byward Market area.
The pinned man was eventually freed but pronounced dead at the scene.
His immediate family was notified Friday afternoon but police have not yet released his name.
Police said they received calls from witnesses and responded with the Ottawa Fire Department and paramedics.
Garage staff told QMI Agency no one was working when the incident occurred.
Several witnesses were questioned by police, including a passenger who was in the truck when it happened.