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Passenger trains on alert after exposed bomb plot


ALBANY, N.Y. -- Canadian police arrested two men Monday for allegedly planning to bomb a passenger train in Toronto, and now many local train stations are increasing security.

"Had this plot been carried out, it would've killed or hurt a lot of innocent people," said Canadian police officer James Malizia.

Police believe the plan to blow up the Canadian passenger trains came with direction and guidance from Al Qaida elements located in Iran.

However, investigators say the men did not get financial support from the terrorist group.

As passengers hurried through the Rensselaer Amtrak station Monday, there was a common theme among their reactions to the thwarted attack in Canada.

"Terrorists are going to try and get us in every possible way and we just knew to be vigilant in all aspects of our life.  This is the new reality for us," said Amtrak passenger Howard Schiffman.

Canadian police don't believe his thwarted attack was in any way connected to the Boston Marathon bombings.

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