TORONTO — Police arrested two Ottawa residents on terror-related charges Wednesday and expected to arrest more, a Canadian government official said.
Police descended on a west-end home in Canada's national capital of Ottawa early Wednesday and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a news release they were executing search warrants in connection with the case.
A government official described it as a homegrown plot targeting Canada. The official was not authorized to comment publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Officials declined to provide details on the identity of the suspects publicly or specify the allegations other than to call them terrorism related. Police said they will hold a news conference on Thursday afternoon to offer more details.
Matthew Weiler, a neighbor, said a man and woman had lived at the address for at least six months and that the woman usually was veiled in public.