DETROIT (WWJ) – An anti-terror operation in Ontario — about two hours from Detroit — ends with police killing a man they claim was an ISIS supporter.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police said 24-year old Aaron Driver was shot and killed by police Wednesday after they say he detonated one bomb in Strathroy, Ontario, injuring himself and another person. Police say Driver was poised to set off a second device when they killed him.
“He was well-known to police for sympathizing with ISIS,” said CBC Reporter Katie Simpson. “He’s been arrested but never formally charged and had been released on a peace bond.”
Police say Driver’s arrest in July 2005 stemmed from his open support of ISIS via social media.
At this time, investigators say Driver was a lone suspect and there is no threat to the public.
“The one thing that police continue to repeat, not only in a statement but from our Public Safety Minister, is that there is no threat to public safety at this time,” said Simpson. “And that is the key message that police authorities here in Canada are really trying to get out, that there is no credible threat at this time. There is no threat to public safety.”
An investigation is ongoing.