BRAMPTON — The day before Kevin Omar Mohamed was arrested by anti-terrorism police, a post on his Twitter account showed an image of travellers being gunned down and asked where one could find the “Brussels airport” version of the video game Call of Duty.
It was one of the last of thousands of social media posts linked to the former engineering student — some of them concerning Syria and jihad — before he was arrested in Waterloo on Friday following a two-year RCMP national security investigation called Project Swap.
Where can I get the Brussels airport MOD on Call of Duty?: https://t.co/G6rZFOB78f
Abu Jayyid (@abuJayyid1) March 25, 2016
The 23-year-old has been charged with two weapons offences over a large hunting knife he was carrying in a bag when he was arrested. At a court hearing Saturday, an RCMP officer said police were investigating five alleged terrorism offences, but no such charges had yet been laid.
Mohamed allegedly returned from a trip to Syria in the spring of 2014, according to those familiar with the case, although it is unclear what he was doing there. While he has not been charged with terrorism, police are seeking a preventive peace bond to restrict his behaviour.