Canadian police say they have arrested two men and thwarted a plot to carry out a major terrorist attack on a Via passenger train in the Greater Toronto Area.
In pure doublespeak, there was no immediate threat, but it was important to arrest them quickly.
Had this plot been carried out, it would have resulted in innocent people being killed or seriously injured, RCMP Assistant Commissioner James Malizia told reporters on Monday.
However, Strachan said the attack was in the planning state but “not imminent.”
In a statement, RCMP said while they believe the individuals accused had the “capacity and intent” to carry out an attack, they believed there was “no imminent threat” to the public, rail employees, train passengers or infrastructure.