You may remember this case, as I posted about it a couple of weeks ago.
Adel Mohamed ARNAOUT, 37, a Muslim immigrant from Lebanon living at 176 Ashdale Avenue, Toronto, Ontario was arrested by undercover Toronto Police officers late last Thursday night in a dramatic takedown at a Don Mills ESSO service station in the in Thorncliffe Park Drive — Overlea area of East York — about 6 kilometers north of the suspect’s residence. ARNAOUT is charged with three counts of attempted murder, three counts of intending to cause an explosion, one count of criminal harassment and one count of possession of explosive material.
I was thinking it might be one of those scary religious right wingers. But nooooo.
His takedown was reportedly the culmination of police investigation that began in June and encompassed “three letter bombs” sent to three seemingly unrelated victims in Toronto and Guelph, Ontario.
His residence is known as the “Bombay Bunker” due to its “unique, strangely fortified, bunker-like appearance”, and where there’s a varying number of occupants and a large number of “obviously Islamic” visitors.
Police told CFP that Arnaout was the primary person of interest, but “the investigation is fanning out to encompass others at its periphery”.