Police Thwart Christmas Terror Plot (Video)
Four men arrested at various locations in Birmingham with no names, photos or details once again. Do lefties really believe anyone is still falling for this ruse and actually believe it could be anything other than Muslim terrorists?
Action has been taken against an alleged Islamist terror plot in the UK that could have happened at Christmas, counterterrorism sources say.
Four men were arrested early on Tuesday in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire.
An Army bomb disposal team cordoned off a street in Chesterfield where a 31-year-old man was arrested. Nearby homes were evacuated.
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Three other men aged 22, 36 and 41 were arrested in the Burngreave and Meersbrook areas of Sheffield.
All four suspects were detained on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
They have been taken to a police station in West Yorkshire for questioning. The cordon in Chesterfield was later lifted.
The cordon around one of the properties – the Fatima community center on Brunswick Road in Burngreave – was extended on Tuesday afternoon and the bomb disposal unit attended.
A large number of police vehicles and officers were outside the two-story building. The main door appeared to be broken on the ground. Read more at BBC News.
A police spokesman said: “The arrests were intelligence-led and pre-planned as part of an ongoing investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East.
“We recognise that local people may have concerns as a result of this activity. We would ask people to remain alert but not alarmed and we are grateful for the assistance and understanding of people locally.”
Sky Correspondent Mark White said the timing of the raids suggested an attack was “nearing fruition”.
“This was a planned attack that police believe they have foiled,” he said. “The timing over the festive period is clearly of concern.”
On the first anniversary of the Berlin Christmas market attack, Birmingham city centre – the site of the biggest Christmas market outside Germany – has had its perimeter ringed by concrete bollards and metal gates.
Extra security is also highly visible in Manchester, which hosts another of the UK’s biggest festive markets. Read more at Yahoo.