Two arrested in alleged terror plot: RCMP

RCMP say they have arrested two people who were allegedly plotting to attack a Via Rail passenger train. The suspects were arrested in Toronto and Montreal. Police named them as Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser.

TORONTO, Ontario — RCMP say they have arrested two people who were allegedly plotting to attack a Via Rail passenger train.

The suspects were arrested in Toronto and Montreal.

Police named them as Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser.

The investigation was part of a cross-border operation involving Canadian law enforcement agencies, the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The alleged plotters have reportedly been under surveillance for more than a year.

The arrests are not connected to the Boston Marathon bombings.