London Boosts Terror Alert Amid Tube Attack Fears
Level raised to 'severe,' patrols increased
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2011 4:48 AM CST
Extra police are on duty at London's public transport hubs.   (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

(Newser) – The terror threat level has been raised to "severe" at London's transport hubs amid fears that militants are planning a Mumbai-style terrorist attack. Intercepted information suggests that airports and the London Underground could be targets, sources tell CNN. Vacation time has been canceled for transport cops, and extra officers have been called in, the Telegraph reports.

 

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