Two men were arrested Monday after being charged with plotting a terrorist attack set for a Canadian passenger train, CBS News said.
Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, and Raed Jaser, 35, who are believed to be supported by al Qaeda, were targeting a Via Rail passenger train in Toronto, Yahoo! News said, but the Royal Canadian Mounted Police did not believe they were an immediate threat.
"It was definitely in the planning stage but not imminent," RCMP chief superintendent Jennifer Strachan said, according to CBS News.
Esseghaier and Jaser are being charged with conspiring to execute an attack and murder people in association with a terrorist group, Yahoo! News said.
"This is the first known al-Qaida planned attack that we've experienced in Canada," Superintendent Doug Best said at a news conference, according to CBS News.