(The Hits Keep On Comin’!!)…Authorities Thwart Alleged Plan To Attack Bridge At Niagara Falls…Canadian police say it’s linked to “al-Qaeda elements in Iran.”
Apr 22, 2013
Canadian police and U.S. agencies have arrested two men suspected of plotting a major terrorist attack on Whirlpool Bridge, which connects Canada and the U.S. at Niagara Falls.
“The plan was to take out a train with passengers on board and the crossing trestle,” a police source told The Toronto Sun. “It was meant to be spectacular and there would have been a lot of carnage.”
The alleged plotters, identified as 35-year-old Raed Jaser of Toronto and 30-year-old Chiheb Esseghaier of Montreal, are not Canadian and were arrested after being surveilled for more than a year.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say that the planned attack — which had no execution date and was disrupted early — was linked to “al-Qaeda elements in Iran”: