The Toronto Star – A group of Canadian teenagers and young men in their 20s, accused by police of being members of a suspected homegrown terrorist cell, will appear in court this morning to face accusations that they plotted to attack Canadian targets, the Toronto Star has learned.
Some members of the group allegedly attended a “training camp” north of the city where they made a video imitating military warfare, and the suspects allegedly had acquired weapons and listed targets in Ontario, sources told the Star.
Led by the RCMP’s anti-terrorism task force, more than 400 police officers from across Ontario made the series of arrests last night and early this morning, taking as many as a dozen suspects into custody at a heavily guarded Pickering police station. Sources said there was a concern that some of the group’s members had acquired explosives.
• Update1: Mounties ‘supplied explosives’
• Update2: Lawyer: Government says terror plans included beheading
June 7: Please check out comments for updated articles and discussion ~ Eds
[Comment: Better have gotten this one right gentlemen, or there’s going to be a lot of egg wearing. Last thing that anyone needs is a reprise of Project Thread. More at the initial link above.
Sorry for the clumsy author line, BTW – simply isn’t enough space in the dialogue box for the numerous authors to this piece. ~ JPD]