Wednesday, November 23, 2005

RCMP Dismiss Terror Attack Against Montreal Transit

MONTREAL — Canadian authorities say there is no credible threat of a terrorist attack on the Montreal transit system although they admit they’ve been aware of a Spanish investigation into the possibility for quite some time.
While urging riders to be vigilant, the RCMP said Wednesday there is no reason to fear after a Spanish newspaper reported that information about the Montreal system was found on the computer of a Moroccan questioned after last year’s train bombings in Madrid.
The newspaper, El Pais, said the computer also had detailed data on Spanish trains and a map of the London Underground, two recent terrorist targets.
An RCMP spokesman said Canadian investigators have known of the discovery of a Montreal subway system map for six months. (more)