A suspected terrorist was arrested Tuesday by the RCMP at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
The suspect — about to board a flight to London — was arrested without incident, police said.
He is charged with attempting to participate in a terrorist activity, as well as counselling someone else to participate in a terrorist activity, the RCMP said in a statement.
From London, the man was going to Cairo and then to Somalia to join Al Shabaab, a militant Islamic group based in that country, and was allegedly planning to participate in terrorist activities, police alleged.
The arrest is the result of a joint investigation that began in October by the RCMP and Toronto Police.
The man‚ whose name has not yet been released, is currently being held pending a court hearing Wednesday morning in Brampton.
“The RCMP plays a critical role in the fight against global terrorism, and this investigation is an example of our dedication to this important cause,” said RCMP Insp. Keith Finn.
(Source: Toronto Sun)