2 men arrested after homemade parcel bomb sent to British spy headquartersBy AP
Sunday, August 1, 2010
2 arrested after explosives sent to British spy HQ
LONDON — British police are questioning two men after a homemade parcel bomb was sent to the headquarters of the MI6 spy agency, and another was found at a London postal depot.
The men, aged 52 and 21, were arrested in Wales on explosives charges and being held Sunday at a London police station. They have not been charged.
The Metropolitan Police said a suspect package was found Wednesday “at a premises on Albert Embankment” — the location of Britain’s foreign intelligence agency. Another device was intercepted at a postal sorting office.
The force said the packages had the potential to cause injury, but no one was hurt.
MI6’s fortress-like headquarters is a London landmark. In 2000, it was slightly damaged in a rocket attack by Irish Republican Army dissidents.
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