Big news out of Canada this afternoon, as media report that a potentially deadly terrorist attack on a New York-to-Toronto passenger train has been foiled in a joint effort that included Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the FBI, and the Homeland Security:
More from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police:
Today, the RCMP arrested two individuals and charged them with conspiring to carry out a terrorist attack against a VIA passenger train. The accused have been charged under sections 248, 235 (1), 83.2, 83.18, 83.21 of the Criminal Code of Canada. As a result of extensive collaborative efforts, the RCMP was able to disrupt the threat early. While the RCMP believed that these individuals had the capacity and intent to carry out these criminal acts, there was no imminent threat to the general public, rail employees, train passengers or infrastructure.
So far, two people have been arrested. Outlets report the suspects as Chiheb Esseghaier of Montreal and Raed Jasar of Toronto.
Reports indicate that Al-Qaida was involved: