The man killed during a confrontation with RCMP officers in Strathroy Wednesday night has been identified as 24-year-old Aaron Driver.
RCMP officers alongside Strathroy Police and members of the OPP surrounded a home on Park Street in Strathroy.
A perimeter was set up and police advised residents to stay indoors. Shortly after 10 p.m., police asked residents in buildings and houses inside the secure perimeter to leave their homes.
The RCMP launched an investigation Wednesday after receiving ‘credible information’ of a potential terrorist threat to Canada.
“A suspect was identified and the proper course of action has been taken to ensure that there is no danger to the public’s safety,” RCMP said in a statement early Wednesday evening.
“The safety and security of Canadians is of the utmost importance to the RCMP and we take all such threats seriously.”
Driver had moved to Strathroy from Winnipeg as a condition of a peace bond he agreed to in February.
AM980’s Andrew Lawton was live at the scene Wednesday evening.
Around 12:30 a.m., a body bag could be seen being loaded into a vehicle at the scene.
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has spoken to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the events. The RCMP say because the matter is still unfolding and the investigation remains underway, they would not be issuing any further comment Wednesday.
The Mounties plan to hold a news conference Thursday afternoon to provide details.
Municipal, provincial and federal law enforcement deployed, including snipers and bomb robots in Strathroy, Ontario. pic.twitter.com/7qe122cfVQ
— Andrew Lawton (@AndrewLawton) August 10, 2016
Meanwhile, AM980 is monitoring a continued heavy Police presence at Wilfred Jury public school in northwest London and in the nearby neighbourhood. Police have said their presence is part of an ongoing ‘investigation,’ but have so far released no further information.
Citizen reporters have told AM980 that police vehicles have been seen on nearby Blanchard Cres. just north of Wilfid Jury. Some say they have been told by police to stay put in their homes.
Stay with AM980 for the latest.
A collection of tweets posted from the scene in Strathroy by AM980’s Andrew Lawton can be found below: