Terror accused 'seemed like a normal guy'

RCMP outside the home on Cherokee Blvd., in the Victoria Park and Finch area, of accused terror...

RCMP outside the home on Cherokee Blvd., in the Victoria Park and Finch area, of accused terror suspect Raed Jaser, 35, Monday, April 22, 2013. (JACK BOLAND/QMI Agency)

Jenny Yuen, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:43 AM ET

He never even said "Hello."

For the year Sanjay Chaudhary lived next door to Raed Jaser -- one of two men arrested Monday in connection with a terror plot to bomb a VIA Rail train -- he rarely saw his neighbour.

But when he did, Chaudhary noticed Jaser would never exchange pleasantries.

"He seemed like a normal guy," said the Cherokee Blvd. resident. "I didn't see anything suspicious. The only thing was he was out at 5:30 a.m. because he's Muslim, so he has to go to pray at the mosque."

Chaudhary, 47, arrived home around 3 p.m. Monday to see an RCMP truck parked in front of the house -- in the Victoria-Finch Aves. area -- and officers going door-to-door to ask residents what they knew of Jaser, who lives in a rental apartment with his wife. They don't have children.


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