Chemical weapons loose in London?

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UK police hunt for "dirty" chemical bomb: papers

LONDON (Reuters) - British anti-terrorist police are hunting for a "dirty" chemical bomb that could be used in an attack in Britain after a major raid failed to uncover a device they believe exists, newspapers reported on Saturday.
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"Because of the very specific nature of the intelligence, we planned an operation that was designed to mitigate any threat to the public either from firearms or from hazardous substances," said Peter Clarke, head of the UK's anti-terrorism branch.
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"We are absolutely certain this device exists and could be used either by a suicide bomber or in a remote-controlled explosion," one source told the Sun newspaper.
Newspapers quoted security chiefs who they said believed an attack was imminent, with possible targets including the underground train network or pubs crowded with fans watching the soccer World Cup tournament which starts next week.
(Reuters)

Either a very new threat has in fact materialized ( :eek: ), or certain sensationalist media are over-hyping an imagined threat (again).
 

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Pengwuino
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Well its a good thing the public was informed of this as soon as possible. No good can come from keeping the information in law enforcements hand. Citizens have every right to know this threat exists no matter how compromising it is to the actual investigation or how exposed the police become due to this article. :rolleyes:

Pathetic newspapers, all in it for the money.
 
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Penguin said:
Well its a good thing the public was informed of this as soon as possible. No good can come from keeping the information in law enforcements hand. Citizens have every right to know this threat exists no matter how compromising it is to the actual investigation or how exposed the police become due to this article.

Pathetic newspapers, all in it for the money.
"Because of the very specific nature of the intelligence, we planned an operation that was designed to mitigate any threat to the public either from firearms or from hazardous substances," said Peter Clarke, head of the UK's anti-terrorism branch.
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rcgldr
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"dirty" chemical bomb
Someone filled a bottle mixed with water from the Thames river and Lake Erie?
 
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Pengwuino
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Rach3 said:
I smell bad
And your reponse is....
 
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His brother's lawyer, Julian Young, said earlier his client had also denied he was involved in any terrorism plot, adding: "To date I have seen no evidence showing that he has been."
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Police have said nothing suspicious was found in an initial search of the house and that neighbors are not in danger.
(Reuters)

See where I said, yesterday,
Rach3 said:
or certain sensationalist media are over-hyping an imagined threat (again).
It may be too early to call, for some other news channels... but I'm talking a risk and calling this one as an "imagined threat". :grumpy:
 

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