The two suspects, arrested in Toronto and Montreal, are Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, who are accused of an al Qaeda-backed plot to murder people on the Toronto passenger train to New York. The Canadian Mounted Police and intelligence authorities told a news conference Monday that the two suspects "had the capacity and intent" to carry out this attack. But the public was never in danger because they had been under close surveillance Since August 2012. The Canadian spokesmen cited close collaboration with the American FBI and Homeland Security Department. They said there were no known links between the thwarted attack in Canada and the Boston Marathon bombings.