April 23rd, 2013
02:30 AM ET

Suspects in terror plot to appear in court

Two men accused of planning to carry out an al Qaeda-supported attack against a passenger train traveling between Canada and the United States will make their first court appearance on Tuesday, police said.

The hearing in Toronto's Old City Hall Court comes a day after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced they had arrested 30-year-old Chiheb Esseghaier of Montreal and 35-year-old Raed Jaser of Toronto.

The two men face charges of "receiving support from al Qaeda elements in Iran" to carry out an attack and conspiring to murder people on a VIA railway train in the greater Toronto area, Assistant Police Commissioner James Malizia said.


Filed under: Al Qaeda • Canada • Terrorism
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    That comment didn't post? Which word can't I sat: "soft," "on," or "terrorism?"

    April 23, 2013 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Its entirely at the discretion of CNN @JI-F.

    April 23, 2013 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    In this 'plot', we should take the 'Iran connection' with a pinch of salt. That has been tried before embarrassing US.

    April 23, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Saywhat, this is a Canadian investigation, and the Canadian authorities found the Iranian link.

      April 23, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    The 'train' was supposed to be headed to US.
    My point however was that politicians and lobbies here should not go along with the assumption in their haste to score something.

    April 23, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |