SWAT Team Takes Out ISIS Bomber As He Was Detonating Explosives
SWAT Team Takes Out ISIS Bomber As He Was Detonating Explosives.
A suspect who was associated with ISIS is dead after he was killed by a SWAT team during a raid on Wednesday night.
The raid took place in Strathroy, Ontario after police had information that Aaron Driver was planning a suicide bombing in Toronto rush hour traffic.
When police attempted to take Driver into custody, he set off an explosive, injuring himself. Driver then attempted to ignite another bomb when the SWAT team shot him.
Driver was reportedly in his mid-20s and originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He reportedly converted to Islam when he was a teenager and had been expressing extremist propaganda online. He had been placed under a court order earlier this year which prohibited him from accessing the internet or social media due to his links to the terrorist group ISIS.
Aaron Driver initially came to the attention of authorities in June 2015 when he had been expressing his support for ISIS online. Mounties investigated and then applied for a peace bond, which placed restrictions on Driver’s activities. He was detained and then later released with court-ordered GPS monitoring.
The Manitoba Association of Rights and Liberties objected to Driver’s bail conditions and the GPS monitor was removed, but his lawyer agreed to the stipulation that Driver not be allowed access to the internet due to “reasonable grounds to fear that he may participate, contribute directly or indirectly in the activity of a terrorist group.” The court order restricting Driver’s access to computers apparently had little effect on his desire and ability to carry out a terrorist attack.
Authorities are expected to hold a press conference later today about the incident where they will officially release the details.