Canadian police kill 'terror suspect' in Ontario raid

Man was reportedly arrested last year for supporting the Islamic State

Canadian police kill 'terror suspect' in Ontario raid

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Canadian police have killed a man after acting on what they called "credible information" of a potential terrorist threat.

The suspect was shot dead during a police raid in a small town in Ontario.

The man is reported to have been arrested last year for openly supporting Islamic State on social media.

The Ontario-based London Free Press newspaper said he was killed after detonating a device that injured him and another person. 

Reuters reported that police arrived on the scene in Strathroy yesterday afternoon and quickly surrounded the house where the suspect was later killed. 

It quoted a local woman, Irene Lee, as saying: "I hear a bomb sound, like a 'bang' - I was freaking out because this is a small and quiet town.

"All of a sudden the policemen were yelling, 'everyone get into your houses'."

"I hear a bomb sound, like a 'bang' - I was freaking out because this is a small and quiet town," she told Reuters. "All of a sudden the policemen were yelling, 'everyone get into your houses'."

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement that they had identified a suspect and taken action “to ensure that there is no danger to the public's safety”.

The statement said an investigation was still underway and that no further comment would be provided.