Police kill suicide bomb plotter in Strathroy, Ontario

Aaron Driver, shown in 2015, was shot by police after he detonated a device that wounded himself and one other person in Strathroy, Ont. (Facebook)

Aaron Driver, shown in 2015, was shot by police after he detonated a device that wounded himself and one other person in Strathroy, Ont. (Facebook)

A 24-year-old man who had been under a peace bond for being an ISIS sympathizer was killed Wednesday night by police responding to what they say was "a potential terrorist threat" in the small southern Ontario town of Strathroy.

RCMP told the man's family that police shot Aaron Driver after he detonated a device that wounded himself and one other person, CBC News has learned. The identity of the other person isn't clear. 

Police told Driver's family they had to shoot him because he had another device and planned to detonate it. A senior police official told The Canadian Press on Wednesday that the man allegedly planned to use a bomb to carry out a suicide attack in a public area.

"The RCMP received credible information of a potential terrorist threat," an RCMP statement said earlier Wednesday. "A suspect was identified and the proper course of action has been taken to ensure that there is no danger to the public's safety."

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