TORONTO, June 24 (UPI) -- Canadian police made a third arrest on weapons charges in Toronto Thursday as the city gears up for this weekend's G20 summit.
An suspect whose name was not reported was arrested Thursday near the site of the summit with five gas cans, pellet guns, a crossbow and explosives in his car, CNN reported. Constable Samantha Nulle said there was no clear indication if the threat was directly linked with the summit.
Two others were arrested this week on explosives charges. Byrone Sonne and Kristen Peterson were arrested by a special police unit assigned to G20 security on charges of possession of an explosive device and a dangerous weapon.
Sgt. Tim Burrows of the G20 Integrated Security Unit told reporters the investigation was continuing and details of the investigation were being kept under wraps to avoid "hindering the court process." He said there was currently no danger to the public.
The Toronto Globe and Mail reported Thursday Sonne had expressed a desire on the Internet to test G20 security by using explosive precursor chemicals in some manner. He is charged with obtaining the same compound as that used in the unsuccessful 2001 "shoe bomb" attempt on an airliner.
The G20 unit searched a home belonging to the couple in Toronto's upscale Forest Hill neighborhood, as well as two residences in rural townships.