Canadian police say mass shooting plot foiled in Nova Scotia

Canadian police say mass shooting plot foiled in Nova Scotia

TORONTO - Canadian police said on Friday they foiled a plot in which at least two people allegedly planned to commit a mass shooting in the East Coast province of Nova Scotia on Valentine's Day.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement the plot involved a 19-year-old man from Timberlea, Nova Scotia, and 23-year-old woman from Geneva, Illinois.

Police said they obtained information that suggested the two had access to firearms and intended to go to a public venue in the Halifax, Nova Scotia, region on Feb. 14 to kill people, and then themselves.

The police statement did not suggest a possible motive for the shooting.

Evidence suggested two other Nova Scotia males, aged 20 and 17, were involved, though their role is still to be determined, the statement said.

Police said they found the 19-year-old male dead at a residence early on Friday and the 20-year-old male and 23-year-old female were arrested at the Halifax airport.

The 17-year-old male was arrested elsewhere. "We believe we have apprehended all known individuals in this matter and eliminated the threat. We are not seeking any further suspects at this time," the statement said.

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