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TORONTO (AP) — A Toronto man was charged Wednesday with possession of explosives in what police are calling a G-20 summit-related arrest.
Officers armed with a search warrant went to a million-dollar-plus home in a wealthy neighborhood in Toronto's north end to charge Byron Sonne, 37, with several offenses, including possession of explosives, dangerous weapons, intimidating a justice system participant and mischief, police said in a statement Wednesday.
Police spokesman Jillian Van Acker declined to release more details but police say the investigation is part of the ongoing effort to
A Toronto man has been charged with explosives and weapons offences in what police are calling a G20-related arrest. Police searched a house at 58 Elderwood Dr., in Toronto's upscale Forest Hill neighbourhood, just after noon on Tuesday. Byron Sonne, 37, was charged with:
* Intimidation of a justice system participant by threat.
* Intimidation of a justice system participant by watch and beset.
* Attempted mischief.
* Possession of explosives for an unlawful purpose.
* Possession of dangerous weapons.
Police have released few details about the case. Sonne was scheduled to make a court appearance on Wednesday afternoon. Robert Beggs, who knows Sonne and who spoke to CBC News, said Sonne was a member of a group called the Toronto Area Security Klatch, a group of security professionals who share knowledge and research on matters related to IT security. The group meets monthly, and Beggs told CBC News that Sonne has made presentations to the group on several occasions.
Beggs described Sonne as an independent online security specialist. Beggs also said he believes Sonne is a licensed private investigator. Sonne owns and operates a business called Halvdan Solutions, which he registered on Nov. 28, 2008. He is the sole owner, and it deals in computer and info technology services and solutions. The Forest Hill house remained cordoned off on Wednesday and a number of specialty police squads, including the emergency task force and the bomb squad, have been working at the house.
Before starting Halvdan, Sonne was a senior systems specialist at Webkinz. His jobs before that, with nCircle Network Security and FSC Internet Corp. put him in two top companies in the field, Beggs said.
Sonne was charged with intimidation of a justice system participant by threat, intimidation of justice system participant by watch and beset, mischief interfere with property, attempt mischief, possession of explosive for unlawful purpose and weapons dangerous.
Originally posted by xstealth
The hazardous materials are defined as 5 containers of gasoline. Police say the crude weapons range from a cross bow to a pellet gun and a baseball bat.
OMG, good thing they got Mr. Al Qaeda off the streets before he was able to make his camping trip.
What a pathetic world we live in.
TORONTO — A man facing a number of G-20-related explosives and weapons charges will spend two more weeks in jail before finding out if he can be released on bail. "
Originally posted by InvisibleObserver
Nobody on here is interested in this story?
I wish I could change the headline of it.