OTTAWA — Security and radicalization experts say the fact Aaron Driver was able to plan a terrorist attack with explosives while under a peace bond shows the court-ordered tool is far from the full answer to controlling people with extremist ideas.
Peace bonds have been touted as a means for police to contain the threat from someone with jihadist sympathies when their behaviour falls short of the threshold for a criminal charge.
With the successful detonation of Aaron Driver’s Upholstery Killer Bomb Canada lays claim to the title of Western Nation With the most Idiot Converts to Islam.
Question… Was there a second bomb? Has that been confirmed by evidence?
Has anyone seen a timeline? Why was he allowed to get into a cab in the 1st place or did he arrive in one?
This is vague… “Police said that around 4:30 p.m., Driver left a residence in Strathroy and got into a cab that he had called. He detonated an explosive device from the back seat, prompting officers to open fire. Driver died in the confrontation, though it’s not clear whether the bomb or the bullets killed him.”
If Driver was under active surveillance why would police endanger a Cabbie and allow Driver to be picked up or was it the case that the police simply didn’t know where Driver was and this was the 1st opportunity to see him in the flesh?
Did they suspect others may have been inside the residence unwittingly with Driver and so didn’t wish to lay siege to the home and endanger innocents, or was it that they did indeed arrive in the nick of time?
This article, quotes the Cabbie stating he was told not to say anything for “about a week”.
It’s too vague to get a handle on events as they unfolded, However the RCMP’s statement would indicate they had Driver’s residence under watch but allowed the Cabbie to pick Driver Up. Maybe the Cabbie was asked to cooperate, maybe not, time will tell.
From the RCMP statement: “Following the swift efforts of our skilled and experienced investigators as well as our Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) partners, the suspect was identified as Aaron DRIVER and located in Strathroy, Ontario. DRIVER was known to police and the subject of an 810.011 Peace Bond related to terrorism. Police specialized units including the RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit and Emergency Response Team were deployed to the location of DRIVER’s residence.
“When he exited a residence on Park Street and entered into a cab, the RCMP’s ERT engaged the suspect, there was a detonation inside the taxi, and the suspect subsequently died following a confrontation with the police,” said Assistant Commissioner Jennifer Strachan, Commanding Officer of O Division (Ontario)