Toronto transit agencies warned of terror threat before RCMP confront suspect

Durham, ON, Canada / channel12

STRATHROY, Ont. – Transit agencies in Toronto were warned of a security threat before RCMP confronted a terrorism suspect in a southern Ontario town west of Canada’s largest city.
Aaron Driver, who was originally from Winnipeg and had been under a court order not to associate with any terrorist organization, died during a police operation on Wednesday, although details on just what happened have yet to be released.
The RCMP said it had received credible information of a potential terror threat, identified a suspect and taken action to ensure there was no danger to the public.
On Thursday morning, a spokesman for the Toronto Transit Commission said the agency was made aware of a terror threat investigation early the previous day, but noted that it had no specifics attached.
Brad Ross said that as a precaution a “vigilance notice” was issued to all staff encouraging them to say something if they saw something of concern. He said such notices are commonly issued after security incidents around the world or if the TTC is advised of threats closer to home.
A spokeswoman for Metrolinx, the Ontario government agency which runs the Greater Toronto Area’s regional transit lines, says it was also advised of a security threat.
(The Canadian Press)

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