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Major terror plot broken up by Canadian police, FBI

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Authorities in the U.S. and Canada have broken up a terror plot to attack a passenger train as it crossed a bridge somewhere between Toronto and New York City, Fox News has confirmed.

Arrests are expected Monday afternoon, and sources said charging documents could be filed in federal court in New York. The plot -- which was under investigation for six months-- is unrelated to the Boston Marathon attack, sources said.

An official says there is no current credible threat to New York City.

Earlier, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said Canadian police and intelligence agencies were to announce multiple arrests after an operation to thwart the attack. The operation was coordinated with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, CBC said. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said in a statement the investigation was coordinated by a multi-agency team comprised of the RCMP, Canadian Security Intelligence Services, the Canada Border Service Agency and other law enforcement and national security partners in Montreal and Toronto, Canada's two largest cities.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported earlier that police and intelligence agencies had made multiple arrests in connection with the alleged plot.

Sources tells Fox News that at least one man was arrested in Quebec, another in Ontario, and they were in communication with people in the U.S. and overseas. These men had ties to radical groups, according to sources.

The suspects wanted to have an economic impact and make a big statement.

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