Two Arrested After RCMP Foil Alleged Terror Plot to Derail Train
The RCMP have arrested two people in connection with a homegrown terror plot to derail a New York-to-Toronto Via Rail passenger train on the Canadian side of the border.
Police identified the suspects as Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, of Montreal and 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.
Assistant RCMP Commissioner James Malizia, the officer in charge of federal policing operations, said the alleged plot was “al Qaeda-supported.”
Good on you RCMP.