More details about the 27 year old man, accused of stabbing two members of the Canadian Forces at a recruitment centre in North York on Monday are coming to light.
It’s been revealed that Ayanle Hassan Ali had worked at Pearson International Airport for a time and had access to restricted areas.
It’s said that Ali worked at the airport on behalf of a third party employer and had an I.D card that allowed him to enter secure areas from December 2008 to March 2009.
Ali was arrested on Monday afternoon, after he had walking into the building near Yonge and Sheppard and stabbed a person behind the counter before being subdued by a group of soldiers, one of whom also suffered a stab wound.
Speaking on Tuesday, Police Chief Mark Saunders said that terrorism cannot be ruled out as a motive, as Ali was heard saying that “Allah told me to do this. Allah told me to come here and kill people.”
The Montreal native, who moved to Toronto in 2011 is now facing a raft of charges in relation to the attack, including attempted murder and assault with a weapon.
He is due to appear in court again on Friday,