Police Make Terror Arrest At Toronto Airport‎


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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)