It looks like possible disaster was averted after UK police arrested a British teen who has been accused of plotting terrorist attacks at an Elton John concert, among other sites in London during the 9/11 anniversary.

According to The Sun, Haroon Ali-Syed, 19, of West London was arrested on September 8th, charged with preparing acts of terror against Buckingham Palace as well as planning to set off a nail bomb at Elton John’s September 11th concert in London’s Hyde Park.

“This defendant was attempting to carry out a terror attack on the scale of 7/7 or something like that,” prosecutor Thomas Halpin said. “What started out as professed intent to become a suicide bomber crystallized into a plan to kill as many ‘Kuffar’ (unbelievers) as possible with a nail bomb.”

Reports in The Daily Mail say the joint investigation between Scotland Yard and MI5 finally ended with an undercover officer recording Syed preparing for the attack.

Syed’s attorney says they plan to seek bail but have not requested it yet. Syed’s next hearing is scheduled for September 19th.

–Joe Cingrana/WCBS-FM


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