TORONTO, July 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, the RCMP Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) in Toronto laid 14 terrorism charges against Rehab DUGHMOSH, a resident of Scarborough, Ontario.
Dughmosh was charged with the a number of terrorism offences including one (1) count for Leaving Canada on April 24, 2016 for the purpose of committing a terrorist act contrary to Section 83.181 of the Criminal Code. She was also charged with thirteen (13) additional offences, which included multiple counts of attempted murder, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and for carrying a concealed weapon, all at the direction of or in association with a terrorist group, contrary to Sec. 83.2 of the Criminal Code.
These charges follow an incident that occurred on June 3, 2017 at a Toronto area Canadian Tire store, where Dughmosh was arrested by the Toronto Police Service after entering the store carrying a number of weapons and attempting to assault a number of persons inside the store, where she was subdued by a store manager. She was subsequently charged with two counts of assault with a weapon, two counts of possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace, as well as for uttering threats and carrying a concealed weapon.
"Our INSET was able to continue the work initiated by the Toronto Police Service following the arrest and gather sufficient evidence to lay terrorism charges. We continue to work closely with the communities we serve to interdict those who seek to cause harm through the perpetration of such criminal acts", said Superintendent Lise Crouch, Assistant Criminal Operations Officer in charge of National Security for Ontario.
As Canada's national police service, the RCMP has the primary responsibility for preventing, detecting and investigating terrorism-related criminal activities in Canada while respecting personal rights and freedoms. Preventing terrorism and countering radicalization to violence is also a shared responsibility as these require the active engagement of everyone.
The RCMP wishes to thank its partners including the Toronto Police Service for their valuable contribution in this file. We encourage citizens to remain vigilant and to report any information on terrorism or related suspicious activities to the National Security Information Network at 1-800-420-5805 or by contacting the police in their community.
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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