British Tabloid Journalists Arrested in Bid to Plant Fake Bomb onTrain

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Two journalists working for a British tabloid newspaper were arrested Tuesday after trying to plant a fake bomb on a train, the newspaper said.

The Daily Mirror said the men were caught by railway staff at the Stonebridge Park depot on the London Underground’s Bakerloo line. The staff called police, and the men were arrested.

The newspaper said the men were engaged in a “legitimate and justified journalistic exercise” to test security on the transit system.

Last year, the newspaper reported that its reporters had managed to leave a fake bomb on a train carrying nuclear waste.

“We are happy to see that the security procedures have now improved,” the newspaper said.

British Transport Police confirmed that two men had been arrested at the depot on suspicion of trespassing. They were taken to a police station but had not yet been charged with any offense.

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