Canada police make explosives arrest before G8/G20

* Man was arrested at Toronto house on Tuesday

* Police vague on whether there was threat to summits

TORONTO, June 23 (BestGrowthStock) – Police said on Wednesday they
have charged a Toronto man with possession of explosives as
security tightens in the run-up to the G8 and G20 summits of
world leaders in Canada later this week.

Police said a 37-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday and
is facing several charges including possession of explosives
for unlawful purposes, attempted mischief and intimidation of
the justice system.

The Integrated Security Unit did not disclose what, if any,
direct threat the man may have posed to the summits. The Group
of Eight meeting starts on Thursday in Huntsville, a lake
district resort town in northern Ontario. The G20 meeting will
follow in Toronto.

Police using a search warrant raided the Toronto house
where the man was arrested, police said in a news release.

He was scheduled to make a court appearance on Wednesday
afternoon, local media reported.

Officials expect the summits to be the subject of a range
of protests, with the leaders protected by a C$1 billion ($960
million) security plan under which areas of downtown Toronto
have been fenced off. There is already a heavy police presence
in the center of the city.

Three people were arrested earlier this month in connection
with an arson attack on a bank branch in Ottawa. An anarchist
group claimed responsibility and said it also planned to
disrupt the G20 summit.


($1=$1.04 Canadian)
(Reporting Allan Dowd, Editing by Peter Galloway)

Canada police make explosives arrest before G8/G20