June 24th, 2010
02:20 PM ET

Man arrested with weapons near G-20 summit site

A 53-year-old man in a car was arrested with five cans of gas and an array of weapons near the G-20 summit site in Toronto, security officials tell CNN's Jeanne Meserve.

Constable Samantha Nulle, with the Peel Regional Police, told CNN an officer pulled over a suspicious vehicle and found the man had gas cans, a crossbow, saws, hatchets, a winch, other weapons and cans filled with unknown substances.

Another official said that the man had pellet guns, chemical products and gas tanks in the car as well. The official said Hazmat teams are testing many of the chemicals right now.

At this point, Nulle said there were no specific signs the incident is linked to the G-20 summit.

 

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  1. johnnyhouse

    Maybe he was moving.

    June 24, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. canadianmike

    toronto should be more concerned with the possibility of mass suicides on college street tonight after italy's loss.

    June 24, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. johnnyhouse

    You got to give the Canadians credit for protecting their borders also.Better not try to sneak a weapon across the border with out a legal reason to be there.Better have the serial numbers run also if you are going there hunting.Get caught with a hot piece will ruin your hunt and your day. They enforce their laws.Have heard some tales from unfortunate unprepared hunters from the states.

    June 24, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. gbflde

    With this level of paranoia, it sounds like the cops were from the US.

    June 24, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. pat

    I'm from the south. It would be unusual if someone didn't have those things in their vehicle here, especially if they're made homeless by some of the buttwipes that run businesses for the people in that group. I'm sorry if regular folks don't please the g20 new world order elites and the stormtrooper thugs that oppress people around them.

    June 24, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. DAVID E. BUTLER

    What part don't yea' know the guy didn't pack his 'GPS' and got lost on his way to hunting lodge (think about what the police found).....

    June 24, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. bez

    Relax, nothing is going to happen.

    June 24, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Canadian

    This story is getting blown completely out of proportion.

    A homeless guy living in his car with his dog. There were no "weapons" – except for the crossbow. He has apparently been "arrested" – although the police have said he had nothing illegal. The news story here is not the so-called "weapons" – it's about why a person can be arrested like this in what used to be a "free country"!

    June 25, 2010 at 4:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Steve

    Wow, pellet guns! That guy is a menace to the local squirrel population! And having gas cans for his car or generator! Doesn't he know that the Crown banned the utilization of technology for commoners?
    But what do you expect of people with the Queen of England on their money? Zero rights of free travel for anyone under the system of government derived from the government of Airstrip One.

    June 25, 2010 at 7:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steve

      And I'll give you the answer before you ask about Airstrip One. Read 1984.

      June 25, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  10. johnnyhouse

    He might have been a grounds keeper at the local caddyshack.

    June 25, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Bill

    Could this possibly be the same guy reported on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) also on the 24th June and in the same location as follows: "A man who drove into downtown Toronto with implements including a chainsaw, gas cans and a crossbow in his car is not connected with the G20 summit, police say.
    Toronto police Chief Bill Blair stressed that it is not illegal to possess any of the items found in the car."
    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/06/24/g20-security-threat-car.html#ixzz0rsJGcAE6
    Your reporters should remember that Harpo is trying to justify the extraordinary amount of money being blown off on security for this dog and pony show and discount the press releases accordingly.

    June 25, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Bill

    Keep in mind though that an activist who gently placed a cream pie on the face of the minister of fisheries (a Conservative) several months ago was categorized as a terrorist by a Liberal MP anxious to curry favour in his home riding. As Will Rogers said, there is no need to write jokes, just report what the politicians say and do.

    June 25, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
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