Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Female Security Guard Arrested In England For Possession Of Explosives Near Olympic Stadium

Are certain people looking at a way to execute a terrorist attack during the 2012 Olympics? (UK Guardian)
A female security guard has been arrested near London's Olympic stadium site on suspicion of possessing explosives, it has emerged.

The 40-year-old dog handler was held after her vehicle was searched in a car park off Pudding Mill Lane on Tuesday, but police said the incident was not thought to be terror-related.

Scotland Yard said the woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of a "very small amount of a substance" that was being forensically examined. The suspect is currently being held in custody at an east London police station.

...In a statement the Met insisted that the incident "did not represent a threat to the safety and security of the Olympic site."

...A spokesman for G4S, which provides security for the Olympics, said: "G4S take breach of operational processes very seriously and are assisting the police with their inquiries in relation to this incident."

The arrest came on the same day that building work at the £486m Olympic stadium was completed.

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