RCMP says it thwarted possible terrorist threat, but provides few details

By The Canadian Press
August 10, 2016 - 4:54pm

OTTAWA — The RCMP says it has halted a possible terrorist threat, but it is providing few other details.

The Mounties say they received credible information of a potential terrorist threat earlier Wednesday.

They say a suspect was identified and the "proper course of action has been taken" to ensure that there is no danger to public safety.

It was not immediately clear whether anyone had been arrested.

The RCMP says because the matter is still unfolding and the investigation remains underway, there will be no further comment.

Ottawa was abuzz with rumours for much of the day about the possibility of a security threat.

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