Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Canadian police hold 'terror pair'

This evidence photo released by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on July 2, 2013 shows three pressure cookers recovered outside the British Columbia's provincial legislature building before crowds gathered for Canada Day celebrations on Monday. On Monday, police arrested John Stewart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody  and charged them with conspiracy, facilitating a terrorist activity and making an explosive device. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,  Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
This evidence photo released by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on July 2, 2013 shows three pressure cookers recovered outside the British Columbia's provincial legislature building before crowds gathered for Canada Day celebrations on Monday. On Monday, police arrested John Stewart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody and charged them with conspiracy, facilitating a terrorist activity and making an explosive device. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
An evidence photo showing a set of pressure cookers is displayed during a news conference  in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Police have arrested a Canadian man and a woman and charged them as terrorist suspects for attempting to leave a suspicious package at British Columbia's provincial legislature on Canada Day. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Asst. Com James Malitzia says John Stewart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody were arrested Monday, July 1. The pair has been charged with conspiracy, facilitating a terrorist activity and making an explosive device. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)
An evidence photo showing a set of pressure cookers is displayed during a news conference in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Police have arrested a Canadian man and a woman and charged them as terrorist suspects for attempting to leave a suspicious package at British Columbia's provincial legislature on Canada Day. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Asst. Com James Malitzia says John Stewart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody were arrested Monday, July 1. The pair has been charged with conspiracy, facilitating a terrorist activity and making an explosive device. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)
This evidence photo released by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on July 2, 2013 shows a pressure cooker believed to be used for an improvised explosive device that was found outside the legislature building in Victoria B.C. Police have arrested a Canadian man and a woman and charged them as terrorist suspects for attempting to leave a suspicious package at British Columbia's provincial legislature on Canada Day. John Stewart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody were arrested Monday, July 1. The pair has been charged with conspiracy, facilitating a terrorist activity and making an explosive device. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,  Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
This evidence photo released by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on July 2, 2013 shows a pressure cooker believed to be used for an improvised explosive device that was found outside the legislature building in Victoria B.C. Police have arrested a Canadian man and a woman and charged them as terrorist suspects for attempting to leave a suspicious package at British Columbia's provincial legislature on Canada Day. John Stewart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody were arrested Monday, July 1. The pair has been charged with conspiracy, facilitating a terrorist activity and making an explosive device. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Royal Canadian Mounted Police)

Police have arrested a Canadian man and a woman and charged them as terrorist suspects for attempting to leave a suspicious package at British Columbia's provincial parliament on Canada Day.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police's James Malitzia says John Stewart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody were arrested and charged with conspiracy, facilitating a terrorist activity and making an explosive device.

He told a news conference the plot was inspired by al Qaida ideology, but called it a domestic threat without international connections. Police said the public was never at risk and the threat was detected early.

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