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Man arrested in Toronto ahead of G-20 had explosives: police

world Updated: Jun 23, 2010 22:48 IST

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A 37-year-old man has been arrested ahead of this weekend's G-20 summit for allegedly possessing explosives, Canadian authorities said Wednesday.

Police said Byron Sonne was held after a raid on a home in midtown Toronto, several kilometres from the June 26-27 summit venue.

The suspect faces a total of six charges, including intimidating a justice system participant with threats and by watch and beset. He has also been charged with attempting mischief, Canadian TV reported.

"To protect the integrity of the investigation, further details will not be released," police said in a press release.

"This investigation is part of the Toronto Police Service's ongoing effort to ensure a safe and secure G-20 Summit."

Police also said that the public is not in danger as a result of the incident.

The G-8 and G-20 summits – a conference for leaders of the world's wealthiest countries -- takes place in Huntsville, Ontario and Toronto from June 25 until June 27.

A galaxy of world leaders, including US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh are scheduled to be in Toronto to attend the meeting.