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Kingston, Ont., arrests related to national security investigation: source

Police officer carry evidence from a house that police raided and arrested two police in Kingston, Ontario, on Thursday Jan. 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
January 24, 2019 - 6:04 PM

KINGSTON, Ont. - The RCMP have made two arrests in Kingston, Ont., in what a government official confirms is a national security investigation.

The RCMP tweeted Thursday evening that "all actions are being taken to ensure public safety" and more information will be provided on Friday.

A senior government official speaking on background confirmed that the arrests were related to a national security investigation.

The official, who did not wish to be identified because the investigation is in its early stages, said the situation is "contained" and there's no threat to public safety.

The RCMP say they are "working closely" with Kingston police on the probe, calling it an "ongoing and evolving situation."

A Canadian Press photographer in Kingston described seeing several police vans and uniformed officers a residence on a street just northwest of the city's downtown.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2019
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