December 23, 2017

CANADA: Muslim "Refugee" With Nine Bombs Strapped To Suicide Vest, Waving Gun, And Demanding To Speak With Trump Takes 13 Hostages Inside Bank.

Jihad Watch
written by Robert Spencer
Friday December 15, 2017

He wanted crystal meth and to talk with President Trump. “‘He is Middle Eastern,’ confirmed a police source. ‘I believe he’s originally from Egypt.’ One witness said there was no references to any religious or terror allegiances in the man’s rantings. The only thing political was the name ‘Trump.'”

Maybe this man was drug-addled or genuinely insane. If so, taking hostages and strapping on a suicide vest was still well within his cultural frame of reference. And so that is what he did.

“WARMINGTON: Vaughan hostage taker wore suicide vest, demanded to speak with Trump,” by Joe Warmington, Toronto Sun, December 14, 2017:

Demanding to talk to United States President Donald Trump, the 25-year-old man had nine bombs strapped to a suicide vest, a detonator in one hand and a gun in the other.

And he was threatening to use his entire arsenal inside an RBC branch — at the corner of Major MacKenzie Dr. and Dufferin St. in Vaughan — where he had up to 13 hostages Wednesday.

“He was waving his gun around,” said a person who was on the scene. “He was not demanding money. He asked for no money. He said he wanted crystal meth and he wanted to talk to Trump.”

He also asked for panicked bank employees to call police.

Police are working to determine whether his arsenal or threats were real. But York Regional Police did not take any chances. After a robot was deployed inside the bank, two officers took him out with gunshots.

“I am glad that they did,” said one person who was inside the building before being told to get out by police. “It was a scary situation when a guy has bombs and a gun.”

This investigation is still very much in its early stages with forensics to determine what was authentic. The province’s Special Investigation’s Unit, which investigates police shootings, was all over this taped-off scene Thursday.

One source who was on the scene said officers tried everything they could to get the man to surrender and to free his hostages.

“In the end there was no negotiating with him. He didn’t want to talk anymore,” said the insider, who described him as appearing emotionally unstable.

One of the working theories is suicide by cop. Little is known about the dead man so far. The SIU had not yet released his name.

Who was this mystery man and why did he drive a car from the Bathurst St.-Teston Rd. area four kilometres to the bank with a suicide vest?

“He is Middle Eastern,” confirmed a police source. “I believe he’s originally from Egypt.” One witnessed [sic] said there was no references to any religious or terror allegiences [sic] in the man’s rantings. The only thing political was the name “Trump."

Police were guarding the scene of a nearby, spacious, recently built, two-floor luxury home at 130 Lady Delores Dr. where the deceased is said to have been living. Neighbours describe it as an uneventful abode.

With a York Regional cruiser holding the taped off scene, the front door of the house had remained open since late Wednesday evening when police came in. There is broken glass visible on the front step.

“We are awaiting a warrant to search the house,” explained York Const. Andy Pattenden.

When explosives are part of a probe, it’s not unusual to have specialists take a look for live explosives or any products or equipment that could make such devices.

No one has confirmed if the bombs or weapon the dead man displayed were operational. But one person in the building at the time of the incident, said the hostages felt they looked real.

One person I talked with who was inside the building when the hostage taking went down, described it as one of those pat-the-police-on-the-back moments.

But ultimately that will be up to the SIU to decide.
Please note in the article I'm sharing with you below how the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) totally whitewashed the bank threat. The article doesn't even mention the assailant is wearing a suicide vest with 9 BOMBS strapped to it, and it doesn't even mention he is from the middle east, or that's he's a Muslim. (emphasis mine)

CBC News
Hostage situation at Vaughan, Ont., bank ends after police fatally shoot armed man
written by Staff
Wednesday December 13, 2017

The province's police watchdog is now investigating after York Regional Police officers shot and killed an armed man who entered a bank in Vaughan, Ont. Wednesday and took more than a dozen hostages.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is called in whenever someone is killed or injured during an interaction with the police.

York Regional Police Const. Andy Pattenden said police needed "lethal force" to gain control of the situation at an RBC bank branch located at the corner of Major Mackenzie Drive West and Dufferin Street.

Police responded to a call just after 1:09 p.m. about a man with a gun inside the bank.

"When our officers did get there, as quickly as they could, they did in fact find a man inside the bank with a gun," said Pattenden, adding first responders were able to get many bank employees and patrons out.

"Unfortunately, they couldn't get everybody out, so it did turn into a hostage situation for us, and our emergency response team brought in negotiators," he said.

"Lethal force had to be used on the suspect in order to gain control."

Pattenden said "there were no physical injuries," and a motive has yet to be determined.

"Two police officers discharged their firearms," SIU spokesperson Jason Gennaro said at a news conference later on Wednesday. "The man was struck and pronounced dead at the scene."

Gennaro said there was no indication the 25-year-old man, who lived in Vaughan, had fired his weapon.

He also said 13 hostages, both bank employees and customers, were taken during the ordeal.

'Get out immediately'

Mahen Arasaratnam, who operates the gas station near to the bank, said police told him to close down the station during the crisis.

"The police officer came to my front door and he says there's an armed robbery and a bomb threat, so vacate all the customers away, don't let anybody in, all the staff leave the place, close the business, get out immediately," he told CBC Toronto.

Arasaratnam said he complied with the requests, and later saw six to seven hostages being escorted by police to a bus.

"They were so panicked, so upset," he said.

After the man was fatally shot, Gennaro said the bomb squad moved in and continues to the sweep the premises for explosives.

He said the SIU is expected to be on scene until at least into the early morning.

In a statement to CBC Toronto, RBC said: "Our number one priority is ensuring the safety and well-being of our clients and employees and we are extremely relieved that they are all safe and accounted for."

The intersection is closed and police are asking for drivers and pedestrians to avoid the area.

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