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Mass shooting plot foiled in Canada

Published:Saturday | February 14, 2015 | 11:13 AM

Canadian police say they have foiled a plot to carry out a mass shooting in the Halifax area on Saturday.

Three suspects were arrested and a fourth was found dead in a suburb of the eastern city.

According to the police, at least two suspects had intended "to go to a public venue ... with a goal of opening fire to kill citizens, and then themselves".

Police officials said the motive did not appear to be terrorism, without providing further details.

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