Toronto G20 summit: car with extra gas and weapons found; arrest made
Toronto G20 summit is the scene where a car, laden with gas cannisters and weapons inside, was found near the summit site.
Toronto — Police say they've made an arrest after searching a car and finding containers of gasoline and weapons near the G-20 summit site.
Police spokeswoman Nathalie Deschenes said Thursday there was an array of unspecified weapons in the car. A police hazardous unit is going through the car.
A chain saw and a cross bow were seen next to the car after police pulled it over. Police flagged the Hyundai Elantra after deeming it suspicious.
A large makeshift container was strapped to the roof of the car.
The car was pulled over a few blocks from where world leaders will meet, but not within the security perimeter. It was stopped near a hotel where the French delegation is staying. Workers at the hotel had walked off the job Thursday as part of a labor dispute.
Toronto's downtown core resembles a fortress with thousands of police. A big steel and concrete fence surrounds several blocks around the summit site.