Two in Canada arrested to face terrorism charges

Authorities in Canada say they have arrested and charged two residents with conspiring to carry out an al-Qaida-supported terrorist attack against passenger trains.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced Monday that, with the help of U.S. authorities, they were able to arrest Chiheb Esseghaier of Montreal and Raed Jaser from Toronto.

The police said in a statement that while they believe the suspects had the capacity and intent to carry out an attack, there was no imminent threat to the general public, train employees, passengers or railway infrastructure.

Investigators also said that the two suspects allegedly were focusing on passenger trains in Toronto and that the plot was not linked to last week’s bombing attack at the Boston Marathon in the United States.

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