A young man was arrested in Canada after the FBI reported an allegation of facilitating terrorist activity, authorities say. Kingston, Ontario, is faced with an additional number of counseling to put an explosive with the intention of causing death or injury.
Police reported that a small airplane recently spotted flying over the city in odd hours is part of their investigation. A second arrest was also arrested, but later released without charge.
The young man and the second man, an elderly man, were detained Thursday in Kingston, a town about 200km (1
According to Canadian law, the identity of a young person accused of a crime is kept confidential.
The Royal Canadian Police (RCMP) Ch Supt Michael LeSage said the forces had received the FBI signal in December.
The US authorities indicated to their Canadian counterparts "a reasoned and reliable attack plot", although there was no planned purpose or timetable, police said.
One home was evacuated in the early hours of the morning on Friday after the police found it to be an "explosive substance" that was blown up by a police bomb squad.
Ch Supt Lesage called Friday's "significant" accusations, but said there was no imminent threat to the community. The investigation continues.
The second person was identified by the Canadian television corporation as a 20-year-old Syrian family.
Kingston Archduke Bill Clark confirmed to the BBC that the family came to Kingston as privately sponsored refugees in the summer of 2017.
A coalition of local churches gathered three years ago to bring refugee families to Canada.
Bronek Korcinsky, one of the sponsors, told Reuters he was concerned about the arrests that could affect the perceptions of Muslims and refugees in Canada.
"It's a fear because it's kind of a poorly informed knee reaction that puts each group in potential danger," he said.
Federal Minister for Public Safety said the threat level in the country has remained on average since 2014.
Canada's Public Security Minister Ralph Goodall urged people on Friday not to draw any conclusions before the police has finished work.