Calgary teen arrested for ‘terrorism-related offences’

RCMP police vehicle
RCMP police vehicle

A 15-year-old was arrested in Calgary for “terrorism-related offences” as part of an ongoing RCMP National Security investigation. 

The youth, whose name was not released due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is the third to be arrested in the Calgary-based investigation, with another teenager and a 20-year-old arrested previously. 

Alberta RCMP issued a press release Friday morning stating the arrest was made one week prior, on October 13, by the RCMP Federal Policing Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) in Alberta and the Calgary Police Service (CPS).

The individual was released “on a Recognizance with a number of conditions pending the outcome of a Terrorism Peace Bond application initiated under s. 810.011 of the Criminal Code,” the RCMP said. 

The defendant will appear in Calgary Provincial Court on November 6, 2023.

“The RCMP will not be making any further comments at this time,” the police force said. “The RCMP is committed to working in partnership with both domestic and foreign agencies to keep Canadians safe and secure and protect Canadian interests at home and abroad.”

Alberta RCMP urged citizens to “remain vigilant” and “report any information on terrorism or related suspicious activity” to local police or the National Security Information Network, 1-800-420-5805 or

On June 15, a youth was arrested “in relation to terrorism offences during an RCMP Federal Policing investigation. 

The individual appeared in court under the Fear of Terrorism offence in the Criminal Code.  

“The youth was released from custody pending a future court appearance and is subject to a number of strict conditions,” the RCMP said. 

The same day a 20-year-old was arrested for four terrorism-related charges, two counts of facilitating terrorist activity, and two for participating in or contributing to terrorist activity under the Criminal Code. 

“The individual was remanded into custody pending a future court appearance,” the RCMP said.

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