June 23rd, 2010
11:03 AM ET

Cops: Man arrested ahead of G-20 had explosives

A Toronto, Ontario, man has been arrested ahead of this weekend's G-20 summit for possession of an explosive device, authorities said Wednesday.

The suspect, Byron Sonne, 37, was the subject of an ongoing investigation into "suspicious and potentially threatening activity" related to the meeting of world leaders in Toronto, said Constable Michelle Murphy, a spokeswoman for the summit's Integrated Security Unit.

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  1. fawchka

    president obama can only withdraw troops from afganistan and irak now.

    June 23, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. The Shadow

    To Fawchka: I think you wanted http://www.I'mretarded.com By the way, get a dictionary, and try to be relevant. Relevant – look it up to see why you're stupid.

    June 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. John Murphy

    I wouldn't get too excited by this explosive story - may be a bit of 'security theatre' - wait for the evidence. This guy may just have been twisting the tail of some authorities - wait for more evidence -- but threat level on this is low to zero.

    June 24, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. MD

    It is common for police here in Canada to arrest people they think may be a problem and then release them without charges after the event is over. We do not express the same outrage as Americans might in the same scenario. I am no activist, just a cynic about our police's common abuse of authority.

    June 24, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
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  5. Kristopher Sonne

    I agree with MD and John on this one. The Shadow makes a great point too.

    June 26, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |