Patrik Mathews abruptly gave away beloved cats, concerned friends called RCMP, search warrant reveals

In August 2019 RCMP got a public safety search warrant for Mathews' Beausejour home to remove his firearms

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Friends, former friends and co-workers of Patrik Mathews thought he was all talk until they read an article in the Winnipeg Free Press that identified him as a white supremacist who was actively recruiting for The Base, a secretive neo-Nazi paramilitary group, according to recently unsealed search warrant documents obtained by CBC News.

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Friends, former friends and co-workers of Patrik Mathews thought he was all talk until they read an article in the Winnipeg Free Press that identified him as a white supremacist who was actively recruiting for The Base, a secretive neo-Nazi paramilitary group, according to recently unsealed search warrant documents obtained by CBC News.

In August 2019, RCMP raided Mathews’ Beausejour home searching for firearms and ammunition days after the Winnipeg Free Press published a story about the former Canadian military reservist and his association with The Base.

In a sworn affidavit, the Mounties said after the article came out they received numerous calls from people who knew Mathews who said they were concerned about his recent behaviour, and feared he might be planning something.

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RCMP said they searched Twitter for #Winnipeg and found this photo of someone dressed in military clothing pointing a firearm, with the heading The Base. A police affidavit says the identity of the person and location is unknown, the photo appears to be dated AUG 4, 2019. (Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench)
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