Toronto police have discovered and prevented a plot conspired by two individuals who were going to go to a local mall with the intent on killing as many people as possible on Valentine’s day.
A senior police official working for the Toronto Police Department, stated to the Associated Press, that the two suspects were discovered on a chat stream, where the two seemed to be infatuated with death and were sharing pictures of mass killings with each other.
One of the suspects, a 23-year-old woman from Geneva, Illinois was arrested at the Halifax airport, where she confessed to authorities about the planned massacre. The couple also planned on killing themselves after they killed the people at the mall. She pre-wrote numerous tweets that she wanted to send out after her death.
The other conspirator, a 19-year-old male shot himself when he found out that officials discovered the two’s plan of a massacre.
Police had surrounded his house after officials stopped two people who left the residence. It was suspected that they were the teenager’s parents. The man stated that they did not have any firearms at the home, but when he was on his way out of the house he shot himself.
Two men from Nova Scotia were also involved in the plotting of the Valentine’s Day massacre. The men, who were 20 and 17, have yet to identify their roles in all of this, but officials confirmed that the 17 year old was wanted for threatening to shoot up his high school prior to this event.
Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commanding Officer Brian Brennan states, “Had they been able to carry out their intentions the possibility for a large loss of life was definitely there. We believe we have apprehended all known individuals in this matter and have eliminated the threat. We are not seeking any further suspects at this time in relation to this investigation.”
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