RCMP arrest two for terrorism offences in Ottawa; offer no details

The RCMP have arrested two Ottawa residents in relation to terrorist offences following a raid on a west-end Ottawa home early Wednesday.

OTTAWA — The RCMP have arrested two Ottawa residents in relation to terrorist offences following a raid on a west-end Ottawa home early Wednesday.

The Mounties say they are executing search warrants in connection with the case and they expect more arrests.

A young couple, possibly with a baby, had lived at the Ottawa address for six months to a year, said Matthew Weiler, a gardener who lives next door.

Weiler arose early for a dental appointment to see eight or nine Ottawa police and RCMP cruisers on the street.

Weiler said he didn’t know the man, who had a full beard and appeared around 30, nor his wife, who was usually veiled in public.

“I’m not that shocked. It’s got to be somewhere, I guess,” Weiler said in an interview.

“I’m not too worried. They wouldn’t do anything at their own home.”

The RCMP provided no details on the identity of the suspects, nor did they specify what the allegations are, other than to call them terrorist-related.

They will hold a news conference on Thursday to offer more details.