Man fac­ing ter­ror­ism-re­lated charge

Metro Canada (Winnipeg) - - CANADA -

The fa­ther of an al­legedly rad­i­cal­ized man who faces a ter­ror­ism-re­lated charge will tes­tify at his son’s bail hear­ing in Mon­treal on Tues­day.

Jef­frey La­belle’s fa­ther is ex­pected to ask the court to re­lease his 21-year-old son into his cus­tody.

Mon­treal po­lice say La­belle’s fam­ily tipped them off last week that he had be­come rad­i­cal­ized.

They searched his home on Fri­day and say they found a city map that showed the co-or­din- ates of four dif­fer­ent po­lice sta­tions. Po­lice say no di­rect threats were made and that they ar­rested La­belle as a “pre­ven­tive” mea­sure.

La­belle was charged with a Crim­i­nal Code pro­vi­sion that al­lows for the ar­rest of some­one who “com­mits an act that, in all the cir­cum­stances, is likely to cause a rea­son­able ap­pre­hen­sion that ter­ror­ist ac­tiv­ity is oc­cur­ring or will oc­cur, with­out be­liev­ing that such ac­tiv­ity is oc­cur­ring or will oc­cur.”

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