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Canada arrests teen over ‘terrorism’ allegations, cites FBI intelligence

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Published: Mar 23, 2023, 17:06 GMT+00:00

By Kanishka Singh (Reuters) - Canadian police on Thursday arrested a teenage male in Montreal, citing "allegations of terrorism" based on U.S. FBI intelligence.

Canada arrests teen over ‘terrorism’ allegations, cites FBI intelligence

By Kanishka Singh

(Reuters) – Canadian police on Thursday arrested a teenage male in Montreal, citing “allegations of terrorism” based on U.S. FBI intelligence.

“Based on intelligence from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), this morning RCMP officers arrested Mohamed Amine Assal, 18, of Ville Saint-Lauren,” the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.

Police said their operation was aimed at disrupting Assal’s “suspicious activities” and making him sign a peace bond. The investigation is ongoing and charges may be laid at a later date, the police said on Thursday.

“Following a short probe by security authorities, the RCMP had reasonable grounds to fear that an individual may commit a terrorism offence,” police added, without providing further details.

Reuters could not immediately reach Assal or his family or representative for comment.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Washington; Editing by Richard Chang)

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