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London Weapons Raid


#1

Not good.

"British police were searching for a "suicide vest" laced with dangerous chemicals after a raid of the alleged bomb factory yielded two suspects but no vest.

In London, a 23-year-old postal worker was being questioned in a hospital and his 20-year-old younger brother was being held in a police station after their parents' home was raided Saturday morning, The Times of London said.

Police think the vest has been made and will be set off at a busy bus or train station, or in a crowd watching a World Cup game in a local pub, The Times said.

Law enforcement officers wearing oxygen masks and chemical protection gear raided the London house after receiving a tip that the vest had been assembled.

The postal worker was shot in his shoulder.

The Times reports Scotland Yard thinks the vest was put together in the house."

http://www.washtimes.com/upi/20060603-073108-6063r.htm


#2

If it really works out how the police thinks, it could be bad.

Problem is, they have fucked up badly before (Jean Charles de Menezes - there is a little shrine by the tube station where they shot an unarmed, absolutely innocent man), the met police has a notoriously bad image.

Well, I guess we'll find out soon enough.

I haven't heard anything about a vest so far - and as for today, the media here says they haven't found anything.

Police terror shooting questioned
There are conflicting reports over the shooting of a man during Friday's anti-terrorism raid in east London.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5045104.stm

Makkun


#3

Quick Update:

Intelligence behind raid was wrong, officials say
Vikram Dodd, Sandra Laville and Richard Norton-Taylor
Tuesday June 6, 2006
http://www.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,,1791110,00.html

Makkun


#4

'Moved' sounds much better than 'wrong' don't you think? For the police I mean...

Police fear bomb has been moved
05/06/2006
Anti-terrorist police hunting for a suspected chemical-based bomb after a raid on a house in east London fear that the device may have been moved and could still be used.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=3NLEUWXXYH4RFQFIQMFCFF4AVCBQYIV0?xml=/news/2006/06/05/nterr05.xml