Plot to Kidnap Olympic Athletes During Games Uncovered

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Chinese government have revealed they've uncovered a plot to kidnap elite athletes from the 2008 Beijing Olympic games. Others were also going to be arrested, such as journalists and dignitaries.

Public Security spokesperson Wu Heping said: "We face a real terrorist threat". 35 people were arrested between the 26th of March and the 6th of April. 10 kilos of explosives was found and "jihadist" literature was confiscated.