Emergency Services/First Responders


  • Hoaxer jailed after causing bomb scare because he was going to miss his flight

    January 18, 2020

    A passenger who caused a bomb scare on his own flight because he was running late has been jailed for 16 months. Rashidul Islam was due to fly from Gatwick Airport to Morocco to see his fiancee, but his train from Cricklewood unexpectedly terminated at St Pancras. He took a taxi from the train station in Central London but ...

  • Chemical explosion in Spain claims third victim

    January 16, 2020

    A man who was in critical condition following an explosion at a chemical plant in northeastern Spain has died, bringing the death toll to three. Another victim of the massive blast in the port city of Tarragona is being treated for major burns and remains in serious condition at Barcelona’s Vall d’Hebron Hospital. The explosion took place on ...

  • FBI: Nation-state actors have breached two US municipalities

    January 16, 2020

    Nation-state hackers have breached the networks of two US municipalities last year, the FBI said in a security alert sent to private industry partners last week. The hacks took place after attackers used the CVE-2019-0604 vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint servers to breach the two municiplities’ networks. The FBI says that once attackers got a foothold on these networks, “malicious ...

  • FBI arrests 3 linked to white supremacist group ahead of pro-gun rally

    January 16, 2020

    FBI agents on Thursday arrested a former Canadian armed forces reservist and two other men who are linked to a violent white supremacist group and were believed to be heading to a pro-gun rally next week in Virginia’s capital. The three men are members of the Base and were arrested on federal charges in a criminal complaint unsealed ...

  • British, French Spies Risk EU Curbs on Telecom Data Snooping

    January 15, 2020

    British and French spy and security agencies shouldn’t be given unfettered access to phone and internet users’ data, according to an adviser to the European Union’s top court who warned that mass interception of private communications is only allowed in a “limited and discriminate” manner. A U.K. law that obliges telecommunications companies to provide security and intelligence ...

  • Extinction Rebellion listed as ‘extremist’ by anti-terror police

    January 11, 2020

    Extinction Rebellion has defended its activists after police included the group on a list of extremist ideologies in a counter-terrorism report. Guidance drawn up by Counter Terror Police South East (CTPSE) listed the environmental protest group alongside organisations such as National Action, and Islamic extremists, according to documents seen by The Guardian. Extinction Rebellion branded the label a ...

  • HMP Whitemoor: Knife attack by inmates wearing fake suicide vests treated as terrorism

    January 10, 2020

    An assault on prison officers by two inmates wearing fake suicide vests is being treated as a terror attack, police have said. One officer was left with stab wounds to his head and neck following the incident at the maximum security HMP Whitemoor in Cambridgeshire on Thursday morning. He was set on from behind by the prisoners, ...

  • 3 men, planning terror attack in Delhi & UP, arrested

    January 9, 2020

    The Special Cell of Delhi Police on Thursday arrested three suspected terrorists who were allegedly planning an attack in New Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The arrests took place after an exchange of fire between the police and suspects in Wazirabad in Delhi, officials said. The three men arrested were identified as Khaja Moideen (52), Syed Ali Navas ...

  • CISA: Increased Geopolitical Tensions and Threats

    January 6, 2020

    Increased geopolitical tensions and threats of aggression may result in cyber and physical attacks against the Homeland and also destructive hybrid attacks by proxies against U.S. targets and interests abroad. Knowing how you, your organization, and your personnel may be exposed or targeted during increased tensions can help you better prepare. In many cases, implementing ...

  • Top psychologist: No certainty terror offenders can be ‘cured’

    January 2, 2020

    The psychologist behind the UK’s main deradicalisation programme for terror offenders says it can never be certain that attackers have been “cured”. Christopher Dean told the BBC some terror offenders who take part in his Healthy Identity Intervention (HII) scheme appear to regress because of their uniquely complex identities. Mr Dean spoke out after HII participant Usman ...

  • UK: Two arrested over Bognor takeaway kebab ‘poison pills’

    December 30, 2019

    Two men have been arrested after three women found pills in their takeaway kebabs. The women, all in their 20s, found the tablets after buying food at Istanbul Grill in Bognor Regis High Street on Sunday, Sussex Police said. Two local men, aged 30 and 42, were arrested on suspicion of administering poison with intent to endanger ...

  • Counter-terror police arrest five men at sites across England

    December 30, 2019

    Counter-terrorism police have arrested five men over concerns about a potential Islamist attack plot. The arrests followed a joint investigation by MI5 and police, who conducted raids on Monday morning at residential addresses in London, Manchester and Peterborough. The police side of the investigation is being led by Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism command, with officers conducting searches of ...

  • Man, 21, is arrested in east London home on suspicion of preparing act of terror

    December 28, 2019

    A man has been arrested at a residential address in east London today on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism. The 21-year-old man was arrested by counter-terror police on suspicion of the ‘commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism’. He was detained and taken to a south London police station where he currently remains ...

  • Bristol weapons arrest: Bomb unit orders evacuation of homes

    December 28, 2019

    Homes have been evacuated and an Army explosive team has been called in following the arrest of a man over suspected weapons offences in Bristol. Weapons were found at a property on Shetland Road, Westbury-on-Trym, and a 50m (164ft) cordon was put in place. Police called in an explosives ordnance disposal team (EOD) to search the area. Read ...

  • Five terrorists running Al-Qaeda’s media cell nabbed from Gujranwala

    December 27, 2019

    Five terrorists running Al-Qaeda’s media cell have been arrested from Gujranwal in a joint operation conducted by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) and an intelligence agency on Friday. According to CTD officials, intelligence agencies had been keeping a track of the terrorists for several months and collecting information on them. The arrested men have been identified as Asim ...

  • Singapore: Unmanned aerial vehicles to help police control crowds during countdown party

    December 24, 2019

    As Marina Bay and venues close to the waterfront prepare for the annual countdown to the new year, officers from specialist police units are stepping up their presence and patrols in the city area. These include Emergency Response Teams, who are trained in public security and counter-terrorism, and the Police Tactical Unit of the Special Operations ...

  • Unidentified individual opens fire in central Moscow, casualties reported, FSB says

    December 19, 2019

    An unidentified individual opened fire in downtown Moscow, he has been neutralized, his identity is being established, the Public Relations Center of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) told reporters on Thursday. “An unidentified individual opened fire near Bolshaya Lubyanka, 12 building. There are casualties. The criminal’s identity is being established. He has been neutralized,” the Public ...

  • MPS: Man charged with terrorism offences

    December 17, 2019

    A man arrested by detectives from the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command has today, Tuesday, 17 December, been charged with terrorism and explosives offences. Filip Golon Bednarczyk, 25 (28.10.94), a Polish national of Luton, is charged with collection of information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of ...

  • Taipei: Suspected bomb maker detained after gunbattle

    December 15, 2019

    A man suspected of planting a bomb near the offices of the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) Houbi District (後壁) chapter in Tainan was arrested yesterday morning in Kaohsiung following an overnight standoff with police. Police said that the suspect, surnamed Wu (吳), was captured on surveillance cameras on Thursday night as he approached the building on ...

  • Five ‘suspected Isis terrorists’ detained in Moscow over ‘plot to attack targets in the Russian capital’

    December 14, 2019

    Five suspected ISIS terrorists allegedly plotting attacks in the Russian capital  have been detained at a major Moscow shopping mall with outlets of Marks & Spencer and Topshop. The suspects were held after a joint FSB security service and police operation in the crowded Evropeisky shopping centre, officials revealed. The alleged cell had reportedly been plotting attacks on a school and ...