The government is still working on whether to renovate 24 Sussex Dr., where past prime ministers have lived.
When the impact disabled his vehicle, the man headed to the Rideau Hall greenhouse, where he was "rapidly contained" by RCMP members on patrol, the force said.More news: Aamir Khan's staff test positive for coronavirus
The armed suspect arrested Thursday at Rideau Hall was a member of the military, according to the Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP.
The male suspect remains in custody and is being interviewed, although police say they will not be releasing his identity as "charges are pending". The truck's airbags have been deployed and there is damage to the front gates of the grounds.
CTV News previously reported that a four-door Dodge Ram pickup truck with Manitoba licence plates was seen stopped on the driveway leading to the doors of Rideau Hall.
Ottawa police and the RCMP but would release no further details.More news: US, South Africa report new record coronavirus rises
A spokesman for Trudeau confirmed that the 48-year-old prime minister was not at home at the time. The RCMP said an army unit with a bomb-disposal robot searched the vehicle as a precaution.
He then saw what he described as an armoured police vehicle.
"Given the number of staff required to support Her Excellency when she is on the grounds of Rideau Hall, during the pandemic she has chosen to prioritize the health and safety of the employees of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General by only being there when Constitutional duties require, such as Royal Assent", the statement said.More news: In Whiplash-Inducing Reversal, Abbott Requires Masks In COVID-Ravaged Texas