Police Stop Car with Weapons near G20 Summit

Published: June 24th 2010
in News » Local

Security fences erected along Wellington Street.

The Toronto Police Service (TPS) arrested a man today with several gas canisters in his vehicle, along with a chain-saw and a home-made crossbow.


The man was stopped en route to the centre in Toronto where G20 leaders will meet, according to the AFP.  His car was stopped by police who noticed his vehicle was topped with a homemade steel container.


This has been the second such arrest made in two days, after a man and women were arrested just north of the city centre for possessing explosives.


Inside the man’s car, police also found a bundle of arrows, a baseball bat, and three suitcases filled with batteries.


In connection with Wednesday’s arrest for harbouring explosives, police have charged Byron Sonne, 37, and Kristen Peterson, also 37, Newswire reported.


The Toronto Police Service is a member of the RCMP-led Integrated Security Unit (ISU). The ISU has the mandate to ensure safe and secure summits in Huntsville and Toronto in June 2010 for all participants, visitors and residents. The ISU is comprised of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Toronto Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police, Peel Regional Police and the Canadian Forces.

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