I've been flat-on-my-back sick for the last 24 hours, so if the police came to my door and asked me to hide in the basement while they were tracking down the potential murder plot conspirators, then I didn't hear it.
Let me back up.
I live on the outskirts of the city. Not much happens here, with the notable exception of the murder of teacher Paula Gallant in 2005. But last night, late, the police parked a short distance away from my front door, and set up a perimeter around other streets. People who wanted to get home who weren't were either turned away or escorted to their homes by the police. I would look out the window from time to time until sleep claimed me, but the cars were still there.
Woke up this morning to learn that a 19 year old man was found dead in a house just around the corner from me. And tonight, the police conducted a press conference and reported that there were 3 others involved in a plot to go to a public event in Halifax on the 14th and open fire on as many people as possible, before they would kill themselves.
There was a 17 year old, a 23 year old American woman, and a 3rd young man. The police arrested the youngster this morning, and the woman and the 3rd young man were arrested at the airport at 2 o'clock this morning.
As a friend of mine pointed out to me earlier this evening, you can't make this stuff up. Nobody would have believed, this time last night, that there might be a terrorist plot here in Halifax, and that untold injuries and deaths were being planned by obviously-sick people.
I am happier than ever to have a really good quality security system in my house, and that the doors to the house are kept locked at all times when we are here. There is nothing wrong with a healthy sense of wanting to be safe.
I am proud of the RCMP for having made these arrests and foiled this plot. My hat's off to them.
Now, what else is behind this story?
Oh, here is the link to the story.
See you tomorrow.