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Two Arrested on Terrorism Charges in Canada

Police in Canada arrested two men on terrorism-related charges Friday, and said one of the 24-year-olds was stopped at a Quebec airport as he was trying to leave the country and "participate in terrorist activity abroad."

Carlos Larmond, 24, was arrested at Montreal Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement, while Ashton Carleton Larmond, also 24, was arrested in Ottawa. Police did not say where Larmond was headed or what activity he allegedly intended to carry out. A spokesman for the RCMP was not immediately available to provide more details.

Police said Ashton Larmond is charged with facilitating terrorist activity and other charges, and Carlos Larmond was charged with attempting to leave Canada to participate in terrorist activity abroad. "Today’s arrests speak to our ability to tackle a threat that is multifaceted and constantly evolving," James Malizia, assistant commissioner for the RCMP, said in a statement. "Through collaborative efforts with our partners, we were able to prevent these individuals from leaving Canada to engage in terrorist activity overseas.”

The RCMP said in a statement it would not provide more details because the cases are now before the courts.

— Phil Helsel