A potential bomb plot on a passenger train over the Niagara River has been averted, a police source told QMI Agency. Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser of Montreal and Toronto were arrested, according to sources. One police source said there were several scenarios being looked at during the year the suspects were tracked, including the train plot.
SUN News One of the plots uncovered by the RCMP and other agencies was a planned bombing of a passenger train on the bridge that connects Canada and the United States at Niagara Falls, Ont., a police source told QMI Agency.
“The plan was to take out a train with passengers on board and the crossing trestle,” said a source. “It was meant to be spectacular and there would have been a lot of carnage.” “It didn’t happen,” said the source. “It was stopped.” The source said he believes five people will be arrested and the investigation continues. “There is an Ontario component and a Quebec component.”
As for who was behind the terror plot, the source did not confirm al-Qaida, as some are reporting. “I can tell you it’s the big boys,” he said. “I can tell you it’s heavy stuff.”
U.S. officials said the alleged plot was not linked with last week’s Boston Marathon bombings. The arrests follow not only the Boston bombings but revelations that Canadians took part in an attack by militants on a gas plant in Algeria in January.
It also recalls the arrests in 2006 of the so-called Toronto-18, accused of planning to plant bombs at various Canadian targets.
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