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Canadian Police arrest car driver near G-20 summit

world Updated: Jun 25, 2010 10:23 IST

A 53-year-old unidentified man has been arrested near the G-20 meeting venue in Toronto after police found that his car contained a chainsaw, crossbow and fuel containers.

The man, hailing from Ontario, was pulled over just a block from where tall steel fences have been erected to protect leaders of the G-20 countries who meet on Saturday and Sunday in Canada's most populous city.

"The car had a large crate strapped to its roof. We do not believe it is G20-related," G8 and G20 spokeswoman Catherine Martin said.

It was the second such arrest in two days, after police on Wednesday arrested a man and a woman in a home close to Toronto, and charged them with possession of explosives.

The two-day summit, which officially starts tomorrow, brings together the world's major economies like the US, Germany, Japan, Russia, the UK, India, Brazil and South Africa to discuss various issues related to global economy.