Kevin Omar Mohamed of Ajax, Ont., faces terror-related charge

RCMP have laid a terror-related charge against an Ontario man initially detained out of fear he might commit a terrorism act.

Police first charged man with 2 weapons offences, now accuse him of participating in terror group

Kevin Omar Mohamed was behind a Twitter persona that underwent a 'dramatic change' in the summer of 2015, according to counterterrorism researchers. (Twitter)

RCMP today laid a terror-related charge against an Ontario man initially detained out of fear he might commit a terrorism act.

Kevin Mohamed, 23, of Ajax, Ont., appeared in court in Brampton, Ont., briefly today and was remanded until April 19 for a bail hearing.

The Crown told court a bail hearing for Mohamed could take up to three days.

Mohamed was arrested Friday in Waterloo, Ont., under a recent law that essentially allows detention without charge.

Police initially charged him with two minor weapons offences related to a hunting knife, but have also now charged him with participation in a terrorist group.

It remains unclear what police allege Mohamed did or was planning to do.