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Police following up on report of radicalized Montreal airport employees: Coiteux

MONTREAL — Quebec’s public security minister says police are taking all necessary steps to ensure public safety after a report suggested some workers at Montreal’s airport may have been radicalized.


March 29, 2017
By The Canadian Press

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Martin Coiteux says Montreal police, the Quebec provincial force and the RCMP are working together and monitoring the situation closely.

A French-language TV network reported Tuesday that two airport employees with access to restricted areas were found to have showed signs of radicalization.

TVA said a police investigation found the workers had watched pro-ISIS propaganda and that one possessed books on military-calibre assault weapons.

The network reported one of the employees has since left the airport, while the other was reassigned away from secured areas.

Montreal’s airport authority issued a statement saying the airport is secure and that it had not been informed of any specific threat.

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