Early on Sunday (24 October) Canadian police raided 18 homes in Toronto and arrested two men after receiving information of a plot to assassinate Soviet Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin.
GV & CU House where suspect Doyle was arrested (4 shots)
CU & GV Police station in Toronto where suspect was questioned
CV Toronto Jail, where one of two suspects is being held (4 shots)
GV Inn of Park Hotel, where Kosygin stays
CU Hotel name PAN to police officers on security duties (3 shots)
Initials SGM/1632 SGM/1627
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Background: Early on Sunday (24 October) Canadian police raided 18 homes in Toronto and arrested two men after receiving information of a plot to assassinate Soviet Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin.
They also seized a number of weapons in the raids, but later said this was not connected with the Kosygin visit. Reports on the situation were confused.
The two men arrested, 18-year-old Gerald Doyle and 27-year-old Kenneth Wilson, have been charged with weapons offenses.
SYNOPSIS: Toronto Police raided this house on Sunday (24 October) as they took elaborate steps to protect Soviet Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin during his 24-hour visit to the city. They arrested two men and seized a number of fire-arms after receiving tips that an attempt would be made to assassinate the Soviet Premier in Toronto.
The two men arrested, one of whom was held at Toronto jail, were 18-year-old Gerald Doyle and 27-year-old Kenneth Wilson. Doyle was picked up and held briefly by police in Ottawa last Monday night when he shouted insults at Premier Kosygin. Police made raids on 18 homes in all early on Sunday, a number of them belonging to members of the right-wing Edmund Burke society. At the Inn of the Park Hotel in Toronto, where Mr Kosygin was spending the last two nights on his eight-day tour, police stood shoulder to shoulder along the driveway in the rain, as extra security checks were mounted.