The tension surrounding a recent plot to blow up U.S. planes in the days leading up to the London Olympic games just went up a notch when a terrorist was captured in London’s Olympic Park on July 7.
According to the UK’s Telegraph, a man who goes by “CF,” and who is allegedly part of the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab, was seen five times in portions of the Olympic complex that are off limits. And because al Shabaab has been responsible for thousands of deaths, including the deaths of Westerners, the Telegraph refers to CF’s activities as “the most serious security alert yet to hit the Olympic Park.”
CF was already on a terror watch list in Britain and had already been banned from using the London Overground rail which passes through the center of the Olympic Park. As a result of the court order implementing the ban, an electronic tag with a censor had already been placed on CF, and it was through that sensor that his presence was detected at the Olympic Park by police.
In addition to CF’s movements in and around the Olympic Park, Britain’s Home Secretary has compiled a case against CF showing that he also attempted to get into Afghanistan “to fight in jihad and to take part in suicide bombings in 2008.”
CF’s arrest comes on top of the 14 terror-related arrests Britain made last month.