The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, of Montreal, and Raed Jaser, 35, of Toronto in what RCMP Commissioner James Malizia described as an al-Qaeda linked plan to derail a Canadian passenger train.Neither are Canadian citizens.
The plot involved a VIA train route in the Toronto area, the Canadian equivalent of America's Amtrak passenger trains.
Malizia linked the pair to al-Qaeda factions located in Iran.
The plot apparently has no links to the Boston bombing, and the RCMP expects to make more arrests.
One positive note is that Malizia credited Canadian Muslims with tips that lead to the thwarting of the planned attack, which had th epotential to kill and injure a large number of people.