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7/21 London Bombing Suspect Arrested

by hesk Wed Jul 27th, 2005 at 05:41:16 PM EST

The BBC reports that one of the named suspects in the aborted London bombing on July 21 has been arrested.

Tube bomb suspect held by police

Yasin Hassan Omar is being questioned in London over the failed July 21 attacks after his arrest in Birmingham, police have confirmed.

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Luckily, this time nobody got shot.

A Taser stun gun was used by officers arresting Omar, 21 - suspected of the attack near Warren Street Tube station - who was found alone in a house.


"There was no intelligence to suggest that there were explosives in the house but local residents were evacuated as a precaution," deputy assistant commissioner Peter Clarke said, as a detailed forensic examination continued.

I'm sorry for the snarkiness, but I still think that there needs to be a serious debate about the merits of a shoot-to-kill policy.

In other news, the Police is still looking for three other suspects.  Apparently, there is evidence that they are changing their outfits (who would have thought) and the police can reconstruct some of their movements after the bombing.  Clarke: "I must emphasise that until these men are arrested, they remain a threat."

Here's the Wikipedia article on the London 7/21 shootings for background.


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