*EDITOR’S NOTE: RCMP said on April 3 just one count each of terrorist hoax and public mischief had been laid. On April 5, RCMP amended the charges to three counts each.
A 54-year-old Edmonton man has been charged for his alleged involvement in a terrorism hoax.
On March 26, the Alberta RCMP Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) was alerted to a letter received by the U.S. Consulate in Calgary.
The letter indicated that a man was planning acts of terrorism against both Canadian and American citizens, as well as the man’s wife, police said in a news release Wednesday.
Police believe the suspect compiled the letter in an attempt to incriminate his roommate.
Martin Palasz, of Edmonton, is charged with three counts of terrorist hoax and three counts of public mischief.
Palasz is scheduled to appear in court in Edmonton on April 5.