A third, larger IED delivered in Ontario

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director, & Judi McLeod, Editor, Canada Free Press

“There is serious, deadly intent, and [we] expect that there will be more of these.” –Ontario police official, speaking exclusively to the Northeast Intelligence Network and Canada Free Press.

23 August 2007: As we reported on 21 August 2007, the expectation of additional IED bombs by police sources close the investigation and providing information exclusively to Canada Free Press and the Northeast Intelligence Network has proven correct. This time, a third bomb, this time a much larger and more deadly configuration but with similarities of the previous two envelopes, was delivered to a home in Guelph, Ontario yesterday, making it the third “bomb delivery” in as many weeks. When the parcel was discovered, several homes were evacuated and the package detonated in a controlled event.

The package was sent to the residence of John Becker of Guelph, and was confirmed to “contain an explosive device, combustible material and projectiles that, upon opening, would have detonated and killed the person handling the package.” The police official speaking to both the Northeast Intelligence Network and Canada Free Press confirmed that the package was delivered in a Canada Post Xpresspost envelope. Police detonated the package in place, which blew a large hole in his backyard deck and was loaded with shrapnel, most of which became embedded in the deck.

According to police, John Becker is a self-employed contractor, owning a home remodeling business. The police source speaking to the Northeast Intelligence official this evening stated that police are uncertain whether the bomb was actually intended for BECKER, or if it was randomly sent. “It’s a large part of this investigation, and I’m not prepared to make any specific comment on that [for the purpose of this report],” he stated.

“One thing I believe is certain,” stated this official. “There are - or will be more.”

Earlier this year, a series of letter bombings in the U.K. left nine people wounded. Seven letter bombs, all in padded envelopes, were sent over a period of three weeks to addresses in England and South Wales and appeared to be targeting forensic laboratories and companies involved with the tracking and monitoring of motorists. Police arrested a school janitor in connection with that incident, according to published reports.