The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) arrested an 18-year-old young man in Saint-Laurent on Thursday morning for fear that he would soon pose acts related to terrorism. It was the American FBI who alerted the Canadian police to this subject.

“Based on information shared by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), RCMP officers this morning arrested 18-year-old Mohamed Amine Assal of Saint-Laurent. This police operation was intended to disrupt the suspicious activities of Mr. Assal and that he undertakes not to disturb the public order,” the RCMP said in a statement.

The suspect is due to appear before a judge on Thursday. The Crown will ask him to agree to a series of conditions under section 810 of the Criminal Code, which allows someone to be taken to court when there are grounds to believe they are about to to commit a crime.

“Following a brief investigation by the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET), the RCMP had reasonable grounds to fear that an individual may commit terrorism offences. The investigation is ongoing and all the evidence will be analyzed. Charges could be filed later, “says the police force.