(CBC) A man arrested in a U.S. terror plot in New York April 22 was a graduate student studying chemical engineering at Laval University in Quebec City, CBC News has learned.
Ahmed Abassi's major is "particularly chilling" in conjunction with other evidence presented against him by the FBI, said CBC's Greg Weston.
The FBI alleges Abassi was plotting to kill upwards of 100,000 people by contaminating the air or water supply in a major U.S. city. However, the plan did not materialize any further than discussions.
Abassi is also being linked to Chiheb Esseghaier, one of two Canadian residents recently arrested in Canada in connection with an alleged plot to derail a Via passenger train.