New Jersey: Law enforcement K-9 training event held at MetLife Stadium

A law enforcement K-9 training event took place on Wednesday at MetLife Stadium. The Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative event was hosted by the New Jersey State Police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The training featured odor recognition Read More …

Manchester Arena inquiry: Live exercise before bombing was ‘catastrophic failure’

A live counter-terrorism exercise a year before the Manchester Arena bombing was a “catastrophic failure” and would have led to even more loss of life had it been real, the inquiry has heard. Firefighters and paramedics did not turn up Read More …

UK: Manchester response ‘not as expected’, counter-terror boss says

A counter-terror chief has expressed confusion over why police would declare a marauding terrorist firearms attack and not tell other emergency services, the Manchester Arena inquiry has heard. Operation Plato was declared by a duty officer from Greater Manchester Police Read More …

Manchester Arena Inquiry: Review ‘reshaped UK counter-terrorism teams’

“Fast-time learning” from the attack on Manchester Arena led to several changes in how UK counter-terrorism teams work, the inquiry into the bombing has heard. The inquiry into the attack of 22 May 2017, which killed 22 people, was told Read More …

Manchester Arena bombing inquiry hears man ‘fobbed off’ by security when he warned about suicide attacker

Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi was challenged by a member of the public shortly before he detonated the bomb that killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert three years ago. The details of the confrontation emerged as a public Read More …

Spain: Lone wolf terror suspect planned to bomb Barcelona-Real Madrid football match using explosive-laden drone

A suspected ‘lone wolf’ terrorist had even plotting to bomb a Barcelona versus Real Madrid match using a drone. This is the claim of Spanish police, who say his plans were scuppered by the coronavirus lockdown. Instead he started wandering Read More …

UK: Brother of Manchester Arena bomber guilty of 22 counts of murder

Hashem Abedi denied involvement, but his DNA and fingerprints were found at the flat where the explosives were made. The brother of the Manchester Arena bomber has been found guilty of 22 charges of murder. Hashem Abedi, 22, conspired with Read More …