VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s attorney general says she knew of an alleged terrorist-bombing plot at the legislature on Canada Day but didn’t cancel the festivities because the RCMP told her there was no danger.
John Stuart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody appeared in a Surrey, B.C., court Tuesday morning.
They are each charged with knowingly facilitating a terrorist activity, making or possessing an explosive device, and conspiracy to place an explosive device with the intent to cause death or injury.
The Mounties allege Nuttall and Korody acted with “al-Qaida ideology” in a plot to set off explosives at the event that drew thousands of people to listen to and watch live music and fireworks.
Attorney General Suzanne Anton says she’s pleased the situation was resolved safety but is still coming to terms with the allegations.
Lawyer Tom Morino says he spoke with Nuttall on Monday and urged both the public and the police not to jump to conclusions about the two accused.