Montreal

Arrest made in army recruitment centre bombing

A man from the Laurentians has been arrested and may face charges in connection with the 2010 bombing of an Armed Forces Recruiting Centre in Trois-Rivières.
The Armed Forces Recruiting Centre in Trois-Rivières was bombed in 2010. (Paul Chiasson/CP)

A man from the Laurentians has been arrested and may face charges in connection with the 2010 bombing of an Armed Forces recruiting centre in Trois-Rivières.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police also announced today in a press release that searches were performed in Montreal, Saguenay, St-Hubert and the student union office of Collège Lionel-Groulx in Ste-Thérèse.

Documents were seized as evidence.

A group called the Initiative de Résistance Internationaliste took credit for the attack shortly after the July 2, 2010 bombing.

According to the RCMP, the group has claimed responsibility for two other attacks in Quebec since Dec. 2004, including vandalizing a Hydro-Québec tower in Estrie and a bombing of a car belonging to a Canadian Petroleum Products Institute spokesperson.

The searches are part of a major investigation launched in July 2010 by the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team, which is primarily composed of the RCMP, Sûreté du Québec and the Montreal police.

The RCMP said INSET’s current investigation could lead to more searches, arrests and criminal charges.

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