Sentence delay for former soldier who planned attack on Veterans Affairs office

CALGARY — Sentencing for a former Canadian soldier who admitted to planning an attack on the Calgary office of Veterans Affairs has been delayed.

Glen Gieschen (GEE’-shin) had a beef with the department over coverage for illnesses he believed were caused by a flu shot.

The Crown requested a delay until Feb. 11 to review Gieschen’s psychiatric assessment.

His lawyer says he was anxious to receive his punishment and put the matter behind him.

The 45-year-old former military intelligence officer pleaded guilty in November to weapons charges.

Police recovered firearms, body armour, possible bomb-making materials, schematics of the downtown skyscraper and a plan to attack the seventh-floor offices of Veterans Affairs.

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