Thwarted Canada mass shooting ‘not linked to terrorism’

Police in Canada have dismissed the possibility that a plan to commit a mass shooting in Nova Scotia on Valentine’s Day was linked to terrorism. Residents have been urged to stay vigilant.

In a statement, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said a 23-year-old Illinois woman and 19-year-old local man planned to go to a highly-populated public place on Saturday “with a goal of opening fire to kill citizens, and then themselves.”

Authorities have not released details of alleged targets.
At a news conference early Saturday morning local time, RCMP Assistant Commissioner Brian Brennan called the plan a “heinous event,” and said it was a close call.
“Had they been able to carry out their intention, the possibility for a large loss of life was definitely there,” he said.
 
 
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