The Windsor detachment of the RCMP along with Windsor Police and the OPP have arrested and charged a man who they say reported a terrorist plot that turned out to be false.
Back in December, RCMP investigators received information of a possible terrorist plot involving several males in the Windsor area. The RCMP says investigators immediately began looking into the reported plot, conducted interviews and enquiries and were led to the conclusion that the reports of terrorist activity were false.
On December 24th, the RCMP, Windsor Police and the OPP arrested Abdul Raham Elsafady, a 33-year-old Windsor man. They say Elsafady was released on conditions and was scheduled to appear in Provincial Court today.
Elsafady is charged with a count of False Report of Terrorist Activity, contrary to Section 83.231 of the Criminal Code of Canada and Public Mischief, contrary to Section 140 of the Criminal Code of Canada.
The RCMP say they take all threats to national security seriously, and to determine the credibility of threats, must fully investigate which when determined to be false, wrongly consumes significant resources and time for the police and other agencies who play a role in public safety.
If you have information about this incident or similar reports, please contact your local police department or nearest RCMP Detachment at 1-800-387-0020. You can also anonymously supply information through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).