The young man who sparked the evacuation of several blocks of Pierrefonds as well as the Sunnybrooke train station Tuesday will appear in court Wednesday to be charged with terrorism-related offences.
Omar Elabi, 20, is suspected of having posted a threatening video online Monday night, leading police to believe there may have been explosives in the house on Laurin St.
He does not have a criminal record. But his older brother, Sami Elabi, is well known to police and researchers as a possible link among radical youths in Montreal.
Sami Elabi left for Syria in April, 2013, where he joined Jabhat al Nusra, al-Qaida’s branch in Syria, and is still there.