Lone suspect dead after anti-terror operation in Ontario town.
A lone suspect was killed in an anti-terrorism operation in southwestern Ontario Wednesday night, reports said. The strange factor about this case is that the suspect was a Canadian Anglo-Saxon person, who apparently converted to Islam and became sympathetic to ISIL. What leads a Canadian Anglo-Saxon to such an action. The only possibility would be a person who has a meaningless life and who tries to find some kind of purpose and meaning for their life in extremist and destructive actions. The worst thing is that similar events will also happen in the future, when Canadian converts to Islam will commit terrorist activities.
Heavily armed police, including snipers and RCMP officers in tactical gear, surrounded a home in this southwestern Ontario community Wednesday in an investigation reports said is linked to what the RCMP described as “credible information of a potential terrorist threat.”
Reports said the suspect, who wasn’t identified by authorities, planned to use an IED in a public area in a major Canadian city to create mass casualties.
Aaron Driver, 23, was killed, CTV News reported. The lone male suspect was sympathetic to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Residents of Strathroy, with a population of about 20,000 west of London, said dozens of police officers from the RCMP, OPP and Strathroy-Caradoc police surrounded a home on Park Street in a quiet residential neighbourhood at about 4 p.m.
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John Woods/The Canadian PressAaron Driver, seen here outside court in February, was reportedly killed Wednesday in an anti-terror operation..
Maria Mendonca, who lives in the neighbourhood, said she heard some loud noises before seeing police. She said it sounded like shots.
Other people said they saw police searching a vehicle for a bomb.
People inside the police perimeter were being asked to stay inside their homes.
Police were tight-lipped about the major operation in Strathroy and did not respond to questions regarding the link to the potential terrorist threat reported by the RCMP Wednesday evening.
“A suspect was identified and the proper course of action has been taken to ensure that there is no danger to the public’s safety,” the RCMP said.
The suspect was identified as Aaron Driver. He was originally from Winnipeg and in his mid 20s. An ISIL supporter, he was the subject of a peace bond in 2015
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