Montreal Police Raids Home after Threatening Video Posted Online

Montreal Police responded to a bomb threat in the Montreal neighbourhood of Pierrefonds-Roxboro on Tuesday morning and the spokesperson with Mounties, Cpl. Francois Gagnon, has confirmed that the force is working “in collaboration” with the Montreal Police. RCMP claims that it’s “too soon” to say the police raid at a Montreal home was prompted by a threat to national security but it confirmed that the local police force is leading the investigation into a suspected bomb threat.

According to a report by Journal de Montréal, the emergency response unit was prompted by a video posted online that appeared to show an explosive device. The video was flagged police in Quebec City soon after its release and Montreal police was alerted as they traced the IP address of the computer that posted the video. Thereafter, the officers evacuated some 200 people from their homes in the vicinity of the target residence and also temporarily shut down a commuter train that stops in the neighbourhood. Meanwhile, local police detained two individuals, allegedly “the suspect and the mother,” but it claims that no evidence of an explosive device or any other danger to public security was found at the home.

The Mayor of Pierrefonds-Roxboro, Dimitrios Jim Beis, explained that he has full confident in the police’s ability to handle the probe, adding that “it is an ongoing investigation, however the area is secure again and they’re allowing folks to go back into their homes.”

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