Two men arrested over ‘al-Qaeda inspired’ plan to attack a Via Rail train in Toronto area: RCMP
RCMP Officers escort a man in shackles from a plane at Buttonville Airport in Ontario
Monday April 22, 2013
The RCMP arrested two men Monday in connection with an “al-Qaeda-inspired” plan to attack a Via Rail train in the Toronto area, which they said could have led to innocent people being killed or injured.
The two accused, Chiheb Esseghaier, from Montreal, and Raed Jaser, from Toronto, were charged with conspiring to carry out an attack and commit murder at the direction of or in association with a terrorist group.
The men are not Canadian citizens but police refused to say how they came to be in this country or where they are from originally.