3rd Security Related Arrest in Canada Prior to Summit

Toronto police arrested a man near the G20 meeting location on Thursday, whose car had a chainsaw, crossbow and fuel containers, but officers said that later the case did not emerge to have a relation to the summit.

The 53-year-old man was arrested, when he was just a block away from where the tall steel fences have been erected, so as to guard leaders of the Group of 20 advanced and up-and-coming economies, who meet on Saturday and Sunday in Canada's most crowded city.

The tattered silver sedan had a large crate strapped to its cover. There was a dig as well inside the man’s car.

Toronto Police Constable, Hugh Smith informed the local television that the suspect had no rational clarification for the weapons that they observed that were in physical plain view.

It was the third security-related arrest in the most recent days before the G20 and G8 summits. Canada is investing C$1 billion on security, deploying thousands of police from all over the nation, in order to guard two summit sites that are surrounded by 10-foot-high, 3-metre, steel fences set in concrete.

Previously this week, police arrested a man and his wife in an expensive region in north Toronto on explosive and firearms charges.