Kingston Ontario Canada

A youth has been charged by Canadian Police for following terrorism probe

A youth has been charged by Canadian Police: Youth in Canada has been arrested after an FBI tip-off on facilitating terrorist activities. A resident from Kingston, Ontario faces counts of counseling to plant an explosive with intentions to cause injury or death.

Police said that recently a small plane was spotted flying over a town at odd hours and it was a part of their investigations.

One more individual was also arrested in this same matter, but later on, he was released without any charge.

The second person and the youth were detained in Kingston on Thursday, it is a city which is 200km from Ottawa.

According to the authorities, both of these people are friends. Under Canadian law, the identity of youth is confidential.

Ch Supt Michael LeSage, Royal Canadian Mounted Police said that the force received tip-off in December from the FBI.

On Friday, in the early morning, one home was evacuated after which the police found what they all believe was an “explosive substance” which was detonated by the police official bomb squads.

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Ch Supt Lesage called these charges “significant” on Friday and said that there was no imminent threat to this community. Still, an investigation is going on.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation identified the second person as a 20-year-old man from a Syrian family.

Bill Clarke confirmed to BBC that the family came to Kingston as a privately sponsored refugees during the summers of 2017.

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