2012-01-09 / World

Police smuggle fake bomb onto Olympic site

LONDON ( AP) — U. K. police have managed to smuggle a fake bomb into Olympic Park in a security test, overshadowing a special Cabinet meeting at Olympic Park marking 200 days until the Summer Games begin.

U. K. police carrying out tests smuggled the device onto the main site. While the Olympic Delivery Authority declined to directly comment on the whether a fake bomb was involved, it said “testing is standard practice” in all major security operations.

Organizers said “such tests have a key role in developing our capability to ensure that London 2012 is safe and secure.”

The terror threat is the biggest security worry for the Olympics.

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