Illinois Woman & Canadian Man Arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Mass Murder at Halifax Mall

Lindsay Kantha Souvannarath, from Illinois, and Randall Steven Shepherd, from Canada, were arrested for plotting to commit mass murder at the Halifax Shopping Center. Souvannarath was arrested when she landed at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Friday.

The CBC reported:

Police have charged two people with conspiracy to commit murder in the case of a foiled plot to kill a large number of people at the Halifax Shopping Centre in the city’s west end.

American Lindsay Kantha Souvannarath from Geneva, Illinois, 23, and Randall Steven Shepherd from Halifax, 20, have been charged.

A third person, a 17-year-old male from Cole Harbour, has been released without charges. At this time, police say there is no evidence to link him to the charges before the courts, but the investigation is ongoing.

Police tracked down a fourth suspect, a 19-year-old, to a home on Friday on Tiger Maple Drive in Timberlea, N.S., about 20 minutes outside of Halifax. Police entered the house and found the suspect dead early Friday. His death is under investigation by Nova Scotia’s Serious Incident Response Team.

Officers seized three long-barrelled rifles from the Timberlea home.

Souvannarath was arrested at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport upon arriving in Canada early Friday morning, at around 2 a.m. Sheppard, who was there to meet her, was also arrested.

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Randall Steven Shepherd, also known as Randy, faces a conspiracy to commit murder charge along with American Lindsay Kantha Souvannarath. (Facebook)

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