October 23rd, 2014
08:58 PM ET

Psychiatric evaluation: Ottawa shooter wanted jail time

CNN is learning new details about the man who gunned down a soldier and kept the Canadian capital on lockdown for hours.

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According to a psychiatric evaluation done after a 2011 arrest, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau told authorities he wanted to be in jail.

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The now deceased gunman told authorities that it was the only way he could overcome his addiction to crack cocaine.

Martin Savidge is OutFront from Ottawa.

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