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Accused thwarted Kingston bomber released on bail

A minor from Kingston accused by police of planning a terrorist attack has been released on bail following a hearing earlier this month.

A minor from Kingston accused by police of planning a terrorist attack has been released on bail following a hearing earlier this month.

The alleged young offender was charged in January with planning to “deliver, place, discharge or detonate an explosive or other lethal devices against a place of public use with the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury,” and remained in police custody until last week.

Under the bail conditions the accused, who cannot be identified because of his age, must surrender his passport, wear an ankle monitor, and be in the presence of an adult family member at all times.

Him and another person were arrested late January after a series of raids by the RCMP in Kingston.

Police began their investigation after receiving a tip from their American counterparts at the FBI.

The other person, identified as 20-year old Hussam Eddin Alzahabi, was arrested but later released without charges.

In their raids the RCMP found trace amounts of explosives — enough for the RCMP to perform a controlled demolition for disposal.

While the RCMP has not disclosed the motives of the accused, or if he was connected to any established terrorist organization, officers did say no target had been set for the planned attack.

A publication ban prevents reporting on much of the court proceedings.

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