Canadian Terror Plot Details to be Revealed

April 28, 2013 Updated Apr 28, 2013 at 8:18 PM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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April 28, 2013 Updated Apr 28, 2013 at 8:18 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - More information is expected to be revealed about Canada's first Al-Qaeda linked terror plot.

Earlier this week, two men were arrested in Canada. They are accused of plotting a terror attack on a train.

One local lawmaker says it could be less than 48 hours until the release of new information related to those attacks.

Congressman Brian Higgins (D-Buffalo) says we are expected to learn more about the motivations and plans surrounding the plot.

Police sources say 35-year-old Raed Jaser and 30-year-old Chiheb Esseghaier were planning to attack a passenger train traveling from New York to Toronto.

Esseghaier and Jaser were arrested on Monday. They have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder, participating in a terrorist organization and conspiracy to interfere with transportation facilities.

Canadian police say the plot was supported by "Al Qaeda elements," but not state sponsored.

The exact location of the planned attack was unknown. Sources told WABC that it would take place in the greater Toronto region. However, police sources told Canadian media organizations that the attack would occur on the Whirlpool Bridge over the Niagara River, as the train crossed into Niagara Falls, Canada.

Sources say Esseghaier and Jaser were planning to attack a train on the Maple Leaf line, which runs through Buffalo and Niagara Falls.

Police officials say the public was never in immediate danger, adding that the attack was in the planning stages, but not imminent.

Esseghaier and Jaser allegedly watched trains in the Toronto area.