Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Police arrest third Ottawa man on terror charges linked to Larmond brothers

Pedestrian make their way across Parliament Hill in Ottawa on October 31, 2013. CP
 MetroThe RCMP have arrested a third Ottawa man on terrorism-related charges.

Suliman Mohamed, 21, was charged with participating in the activities of a terrorist group following an arrest made by the RCMP’s Ottawa Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET).

Police say this arrest is linked to the Jan. 9 arrest of twin brothers Ashton and Carlos Larmond. The brothers lived in the Overbrook area of Ottawa and were the subject of a lengthy national security investigation by the RCMP.

Because of the purported link between the three men, Mohamed was also charged with conspiracy to participate in terrorist activity with the other two accused.

The RCMP thanked Ottawa police and the Ontario Provincial Police for their assistance in the investigation.

“These recent arrests underscore the reality that there are individuals in Ontario and in Canada who have become radicalized to a violent ideology, and who are willing to act upon it,” said Chief Supt. Jennifer Strachan, Criminal Operations Officer for the RCMP in Ontario said in a news release Monday.

“Thanks to the ongoing collaborative efforts of our INSET partners, we are in a better position to target these threats and protect the Canadian public.”

The RCMP urged citizens to remain vigilant and to report any information on terrorism or suspicious activities to the National Security Information Network at 1-800-420-5805 or by contacting the police in their community.

Since the matter is before the courts, the RCMP said it would not disclose any further details.

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