Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Teen Planned Bombing Elton John Concert

Prosecutors began laying out the case against a London teenager Sept. 13 for allegedly attempting to carry out a terrorist attack on an Elton John concert.

19-year-old Haroon Ali Syed is being charged with preparing acts of terrorism for supposedly planning to construct a nail bomb and to kill civilians at a Sir Elton show Sept. 11 in London's Hyde Park.

Syed applied for loans a number times in the past month, citing a motorbike, a wedding and home improvements as different reasons, and spent that time watching a large number of ISIS beheading videos The Sun reported.

Undercover police arranged to meet Syed and got him to pay Euro 150 for his plot, The Times reported.

Syed was arrested along with two other men, who have since been released on bail. The plot described by the prosecution would attempt to replicate the carnage seen in the “7/7” bombings in London in 2005.

Syed remained silent except for confirming his name, birth date and address during his first day in court. The next hearing will be held Sept. 19.

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