Skip to comments.RCMP:Alleged terror plot in Canada backed by al Qaeda in Iran;2 arrested [DNC political Brethren ]
Posted on 04/22/2013 1:43:42 PM PDT by NoLibZone
The RCMP have arrested two people in connection with an alleged al-Qaeda-backed terror plot to derail a Via Rail passenger train.
CTVs Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife reported earlier Monday that the train the suspects were targeting would have been travelling from New York to Toronto, and the attack would have occurred on the Canadian side of the border. The RCMP would not confirm the targeted trains route.
Police identified the suspects as Chiheb Esseghaier, a resident of Montreal and Raed Jaser, a resident of Toronto. They were arrested Monday morning and are facing criminal charges including conspiracy to carry out an attack against, and conspiring to murder persons unknown for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a terrorist group.
The most direct rail cxn between Toronto & NYC is the Whirlpool Bridge in Niagara Falls.
Glad they caught them.