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RCMP arrest two in connection with alleged terror plot

Postby tfrizz on Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:09 pm

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2 ... rests.html

The RCMP have arrested two individuals, one from Montreal and the other from Toronto, in connection with an alleged terror plot. The two were under investigation by CSIS for over a year, and are known to have link to al Qaeda. No connection has been found to the Tsarnaev brothers, who are suspected of orchestrating last week's bombings at the Boston Marathon.

No details of the plot have been released, but it's suspected that the target was in the US.



Edit: Press conference getting ready to start.
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Re: RCMP arrest two in connection with alleged terror plot

Postby Froggy on Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:11 pm

CANADA! CANADA! CANADA!
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Re: RCMP arrest two in connection with alleged terror plot

Postby Hockeynut! on Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:24 pm

Froggy wrote:CANADA! CANADA! CANADA!


That's so 4 hours ago.
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Re: RCMP arrest two in connection with alleged terror plot

Postby tfrizz on Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:28 pm

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

According to a Reuters report, U.S. law enforcement and national security sources said the alleged plot targeted a railroad between Toronto and New York City.


Press conference is getting underway shortly, more details should be released.
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Re: RCMP arrest two in connection with alleged terror plot

Postby penny lane on Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:32 pm

sick & sad world. Interesting to hear / read more.
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Re: RCMP arrest two in connection with alleged terror plot

Postby tfrizz on Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:41 pm

The plot was to attack a Via Rail passenger train, apparently travelling between New York City and Toronto. They became aware of the plot in August, thoroughly investigated it, and made the arrests today.
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Re: RCMP arrest two in connection with alleged terror plot

Postby DropEmJayBird on Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:56 pm

I thought this was a Matt Cooke thread.
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Re: RCMP arrest two in connection with alleged terror plot

Postby tfrizz on Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:56 pm

  • Attack was "in the planning stage, but not imminent".
  • No details on what the search warrant has uncovered, as it's being executed while the press conference is going on.
  • The individuals are not Canadian citizens. They can't give more information because the investigation is on-going.
  • They did give the names (I can't remember them) earlier and their ages (35 and 30).
  • They were receiving supports from Iranian al Qaeda. No indications that the attacks were state sponsored. The support received from al Qaeda was in "direction and guidance".
  • The plot was to derail a passenger train. More information cannot be given at this time.
  • "By derailing a train, we were looking at a real threat to kill people. Not an imminent threat, but it was serious."
  • Reported asked if the individuals are Tunesian, officer said he can't elaborate at this time.
  • They targeted a specific route, not a specific train.
  • This investigation was significant because of the support given by al Qaeda.
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Re: RCMP arrest two in connection with alleged terror plot

Postby tfrizz on Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:09 pm

CNN has some stuff up about it now. Apparently the press conference was aired in the US by CNN and Fox News.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/22/world/ame ... index.html


Edit: CNN has the names posted, too.

Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier
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Re: RCMP arrest two in connection with alleged terror plot

Postby blackjack68 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:18 pm

If CNN says it, it must be true.

(Bashing them, not you frizz)
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Re: RCMP arrest two in connection with alleged terror plot

Postby columbia on Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:09 pm

I keep reading this as "RHCP arrest..."
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Re: RCMP arrest two in connection with alleged terror plot

Postby thepittman on Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:31 pm

columbia wrote:I keep reading this as "RHCP arrest..."

I don't know what that means
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Re: RCMP arrest two in connection with alleged terror plot

Postby skullman80 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:32 pm

Red hot chili peppers.
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