A potential terrorist attack in Canada appears to have been thwarted.
The Canadian Press confirms RCMP have killed a man after receiving what they say was credible information of a potential terrorist threat.
A senior police official identifies the suspect as Aaron Driver, a man in his mid-20s and originally from Winnipeg, who’d been under a court order since February to not associate with any terrorist organization.
He was killed in a confrontation with police in the town of Strathroy, west of London, after RCMP says it received credible information hours earlier of a potential terrorist threat.
What exactly prompted Mounties to conduct the takedown isn’t yet known — they are expected to release more details later today.
It appears the Mounties believe a man in his 20s killed during a major police operation in Strathroy may have been planning an attack on the Toronto transit system.
Both the Toronto Transit Commission and regional transit operator Metrolinx confirm they were warned of a security threat before the R-C-M-P confronted Aaron Driver yesterday afternoon.
Driver had been under a court order not to associate with any terrorist organization.
He was first picked up in Winnipeg in June of 2015, with reports indicating he posted messages on social media that praised terrorist activities, including the 2014 attack on Parliament Hill.