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No 'credible threat' against Pope; 6 men released

September 20, 2010

London police have released six men who were taken into custody last Friday in connection with a suspected plot against Pope Benedict XVI.

The men—all of them reportedly of North African background—were arrested after police heard a report that the men had discussed a plan to kill the Pope during his visit to London. After questioning them authorities concluded that they had not developed any plot.

Scotland Yard officials had said at the time of the arrests that they saw no reason for undue concern about the Pontiff's security. They said that the arrests were precautionary. The men were released as the Pope left Great Britain.


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