One person is dead after RCMP say they received credible information of a potential terrorist threat in Strathroy, Ontario on Wednesday.
Mounties say a suspect was identified, and they took the proper course of action to ensure no danger to public safety.
Suspect of terrorist threat was identified and proper course of action taken to ensure no danger to the public. https://t.co/XSuRWUbMsj
— RCMP (@rcmpgrcpolice) August 10, 2016
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale later released a statement.
Here’s a statement on today’s RCMP response to a potential terrorist threat in Canada https://t.co/j3haMU5M8O
— Ralph Goodale (@RalphGoodale) August 11, 2016
Speaking to Shane Foxman on CKNW Tonight, CFPL Reporter Andrew Lawton spoke from the town of Strathroy, where police cordoned off the area.
“When we started hearing reports that Aaron Driver, who was from Winnipeg, released on a peace bond for supportive jihad material that has been posted online, he was living in Strathroy. We had distributed his picture to a number of people, and several individuals, unconnected to each other, instantly recognized him, said he was living here with a sibling.”
The incident comes just weeks after a B.C. judge overturned a terror conviction for John Nuttall and Amanda Korody, ruling they had been entrapped by the RCMP.
A body has been removed from #Strathroy scene. No further developments expected this evening. More updates tomorrow.
— Andrew Lawton (@AndrewLawton) August 11, 2016