Canadian Terror Plot Probably Would Have Killed a Lot of New Yorkers

TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 22: A VIA Rail train leaves Union Station, the heart of VIA Rail travel, bound for Windsor on April 22, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) report they have arrested two people connected to an alleged Al Qaeda plot to detonate a bomb on a VIA Rail train in Canada. (Photo by Ian Willms/Getty Images)
The train. Photo: Ian Willms/Getty Images

A terror plot by two men living in Canada targeting a Canadian train announced yesterday by the Canadian police who received a tip from a Canadian imam could have, it turns out, killed a lot of New Yorkers. That’s because the two alleged conspirators were eyeing Amtrak’s Maple Leaf train, which starts its trip in Penn Station before traveling up to Albany, across western New York, and into Toronto (here’s a map of the route). According to the Post, the plan was to blow up the train as it “crossed a bridge near Niagara Falls.”

If you’re keeping score at home, that’s potentially two terror attacks on New Yorkers that have been foiled in the past few days. 

This post originally referred to the suspects as “Canadian men,” but they are not citizens of Canada. 

Canadian Terror Plot Would’ve Killed New Yorkers