Double stabbing at Toronto military recruiting center prompts probe into possible terror link. (NaPo).
Toronto police are weighing a possible link to terrorism after a knife-wielding attacker injured two Canadian Forces members at an uptown recruitment centre.
“There were some comments made by the suspect at the time, and without getting into it, I want to be very careful, very cautious with what I do say,” Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders told a CP24 TV interviewer about the attack that has drawn in CSIS and RCMP investigators.
Saunders refused to disclose what the 27-year-old subject yelled during the stabbing.
Just after 3:30 p.m., the alleged attacker walked into the Forces recruiting centre and apparently without provocation lunged at a uniformed service member behind the front desk.
“He appears to be of Middle Eastern decent and was presenting himself as if he is Muslim, but it is so early in the investigation and all of that needs to be confirmed,” said a police source.
He did not elaborate, but several police sources say witnesses told them “Allah” was used.
“Some heard him say, ‘Praise Allah’ and others heard ‘Allah’ or ‘Aly,’” a police source told the Sun. “Several heard the man use this terminology. It’s not something you take a chance on and this is why the call was made to the police agencies who handle terror issues.”Personnel swarmed the man to disarm and subdue him, but another member was stabbed in the scuffle. Both injuries are deemed non-life-threatening.
Based entirely on what the 27-year-old said during and after the attack, investigators are not ruling out terrorism, but Saunders has been careful to avoid mentioning the word itself.
Hmmm.....Someone attacks Muslims in Canada PM Trudeau right away condemns it, someone attacks Canadian soldiers in Canada.......... PM Trudeau silent. Read the full story here. More here.
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