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Mounties say two people planned to blow up B.C. legislature


 

VANCOUVER – Two Canadian-born citizens have been arrested in what the RCMP described as al-Qaida-inspired plot to blow up the British Columbia legislature on Canada Day, officials with the force announced Tuesday, as they displayed photos of alleged pressure cooker bombs reminiscent of the deadly Boston Marathon bombing.

John Stewart Nuttall, born in 1974, and Amanda Marie Korody, born in 1983, were each charged with knowingly facilitating a terrorist activity, making or possessing an explosive device, and conspiracy. They were arrested in Abbotsford on Monday, the RCMP said.

Assistant Commissioner Wayne Rideout said there was no evidence to suggest the plot was connected to international terrorism, but he said investigators nonetheless believe the threat was real.

“This self-radicalized behaviour was intended to create maximum impact and harm to Canadian citizens at the B.C. legislature on a national holiday,” Rideout told a news conference in Surrey, B.C.

“They took steps to educate themselves and produce explosive devices designed to cause injury and death. … They discussed a wide variety of targets and techniques.”

Assistant Commissioner James Malizia said the suspects were inspired by “al-Qaida ideology,” though he said little about the specific motivation for the alleged plot.

“There is no evidence to indicate that these individuals had the support or were acting at the direction of a terrorist group, per se,” said Malizia.

Rideout said the RCMP were in control during the investigation and ensured the alleged explosives could not be detonated.

During the news conference, the RCMP displayed photos of three pressure cookers alleged to have been used to construct the bombs.

Nuttall and Korody were arrested in Abbotsford, police said.


 

Mounties say two people planned to blow up B.C. legislature

  1. I can’t wait for Trudeau to call them disadvantaged and misunderstood and it is our fault just like he mused about the Boston Bombers.

    • Guess the Shiny Pony will be looking for the “root causes.”

      • Guess the anal Plastic Mannequin will pretend that he’s the head of a country of major influence in the world and bleat on and on about how ‘great’ he and his sleazy yes-men are.

    • Interesting to note your concern with Justin’s response to what such a threat is and not what your glorious leader thinks or how he would respond – PMO stooges at play here?

      • Thankfully Harper and the gang protected us and kept us safe.

        Would be Bombers were converts to Muslim. RCMP say they were “al-Qaida-inspired”

        • Oh, please – just how gullible are you? This little turd and his dim-witted partner were about as religious as their SATANIC BAND. Do your homework and engage what little bit of brain you have.

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    • You can call them whatever you want. If they are guilty of intending to use explosive devices to cause random death, then as far as I’m concerned, lock them up and throw away the key.

      • Welll people have been doing that since the invention of gunpowder……so let’s not pretend this has anything to do with al Qaida or Muslims or the ‘war on terror’ or any other nonsense.

        Actually there’s been nothing since 911. Just some kids/drunks/amateurs…..but the govt uses the idea to keep people in a state of fear

        • I agree that it serves no purpose, and is in fact harmful, to attribute an al Quida-like connection where none exists. I don’t think we have all the facts on that yet, so I’m happy to take a wait and see approach as far as that’s concerned.

          However, I do have zero sympathy for people who think that their cause, whatever it may be, justifies killing innocent people.

          • I agree. No cause justifies killing innocent people.

            Get rid of the drones

    • Yes, I think of the 1964 CP Air flight intentionally blown up over 100 Mile House, yet not a peep about terrorists. Everyone killed, yet totally forgotten by Canada.

      • True….it’s like it never happened. Amazng.

  3. This guy was just a druggie with a rap sheet as long as forever. This was no idealistic terrorist, this was a stupid creep and his stupid girlfriend with huge chips on their shoulders because they are two of life’s losers. Sounds like their IQs were also in the basement. Hardly even worthwhile mentioning this as nothing happened and we are just told what someone says they were going to do.
    Nuttal – a perfect surname for the idiot.

    • Now, THAT is interesting. Consider, too, that the Boston marathon took place on April 15, a full 6 weeks AFTER these 2 were under suspicion of ‘terrorist activities’ on March 2, so they sure were not copying or influenced by the Boston bombers.

      • Well it may not be that interesting and I don’t know how to read court records. But if those two serious offences were committed in March, why were not arrested at the time?

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