Canadian police kill suspect after receiving tip-off of terror threat

canada-terror-suspect Aaron Driver leaves the Law Courts in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A senior police official said late Wednesday a suspect allegedly planned to use a bomb to carry out a suicide bombing mission in a public area but was killed in a police operation | AP

Canadian police killed a man on Wednesday, CTV and CBC television news channels reported, after the police had earlier issued a statement saying that they had identified a suspect after receiving "credible information of a potential terrorist threat".

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) had said in the statement that the suspect had been identified and the police took action to ensure the safety of the public.

Intelligence sources, who declined to be identified as they did not have permission to speak to media, said that the suspect was Aaron Driver, who was arrested last year for openly supporting Islamic State on social media.

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