Five Suspected Wannabe Assassins Arrested In Pope Kill Plan
September 17, 2010
The five men of various national origin, who were between the ages of 26 and 50, were said to be working as street cleaners in London. They were planning to use their ability to move through the streets without suspicion to get close enough to the Pope to kill him and others there to hear him speak.
Arrested by Scotland Yard’s Counter Terrorism Unit, they are believed to be Islamic extremists who have been plotting this attack since the Pope announced his visit months ago.
The Telegraph has reported that no bomb making material was found when the five were arrested, and so how they planned to assassinate the Pope is not yet known. They are currently in custody as police continue to investigate their plot.