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>> A Canadian terror suspect killed by police, shaking a country that's not exactly an epicenter of ISIS support. But the suspect had made enough noise to capture the attention of US intelligence agencies. Which tipped off Canadian police that 24 year old, Aaron Driver, was plotting an eminent attack on a Canadian city.
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Reuters reporter Robert McMillan is in a small Ontario town of Strathroy where the shoot-out took place.>> Around 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, police came to this home because they were looking for Aaron Driver. Because he had reportedly made a video in which he was going to threaten an attack.
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People tell me that this of course is the last place that you would expect this kind of activity to be happening. That this is the heartland type Canada.>> At a press conference Thursday, officials showed a video of Driver railing against quote the enemies of Islam.>> You still have Muslim blood on your hands.
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And for this we are thirsty for your blood.>> Police describing his threat as imminent.>> Based on the information, the attack was supposed to be taking place within the following 72 hours and was likely to target an urban center.>> Police don't yet know how Driver died.
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But said when he left the house and entered a cab a device was detonated. The cab driver suffered minor injuries and the suspect died during the confrontation with police. Driver was arrested last year for openly supporting the Islamic State on social media. And had been placed under a court order earlier this year restricting his movements.
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He'd also expressed support on Twitter for the gunman in the 2014 terror attack on Canadian parliament. Which is how he first got on officials' radars.