Manitoba

RCMP seek peace bond against ISIS supporter in Winnipeg

RCMP have applied for a peace bond against Aaron Driver, a Winnipeg-based an ISIS supporter known by the alias Harun Abdurahman.

RCMP fear Driver will 'participate in or contribute to . . . the activity of a terrorist group'

RCMP have applied for a peace bond against Aaron Driver, a Winnipeg-based ISIS supporter known by the alias Harun Abdurahman. 1:21
RCMP have applied for a peace bond against Aaron Driver, a Winnipeg-based ISIS supporter known by the alias Harun Abdurahman.
RCMP executed a search warrant at this home in Charleswood Thursday morning, which is rented by known ISIS extremist Aaron Driver, known by the alias Harun Abdurahman. (Brett Purdy/CBC)

The peace bond would enable police to keep a close eye on Driver, 23, and put a restriction on his activities.

The application states the RCMP have "reasonable grounds to fear" Driver will "participate in or contribute to, directly or indirectly, the activity of a terrorist group to facilitate or carry out a terrorist activity."

The Mounties ​raided Driver's rental home in the city's Charleswood neighbourhood on Thursday and took out garbage bags containing what appeared to be computer towers.

The RCMP said there is an "ongoing criminal investigation." 
 
"Police may pursue the order (a recognizance) with conditions such as to keep the peace and be of good behaviour if they have reasonable grounds to believe that a person may commit a terrorism offence," the RCMP said in a statement.
 
Driver is still in custody and his next court appearance is on June 9.

RCMP added: "We encourage the public to remain vigilant and to report any information on terrorism or related suspicious activities to the National Security Information Network at 1-800-420-5805 or by contacting the police in their community."

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