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Police say they have intercepted a terror threat to disrupt Carnival activities

Unknown-18Police say they have intercepted a plan to disrupt Carnival activities this weekend into Monday and Tuesday.

Following a high profile meeting of the top brass in the Police Service yesterday, it was revealed that several suspects have been detained in connection with the plot.

At a news briefing after the meeting, Public Information Officer Assistant Superintendent of Police, Michael Jackman confirmed the detained persons were being interviewed and the police are still pursuing other leads.

But he said even before this threat was discovered the TTPS had implemented security measures to provide for the safety and security of residents and visitors for Carnival.

The Information Officer said the TTPS will continue, in collaboration with the Defence Force, to ensure that persons enjoy Carnival 2018 in a safe and secure environment.

ASP Jackman preferred not to give further details on the reported threat.

When pressed for more information he said the threat was credible.

He said the information received is going through intelligence gathering and the individuals involved planned to engage in criminal conduct to disrupt the activities surrounding Carnival.

He called on members of the public to remain alert.

It is reported that several of the men were held at a Mosque in the El Socorro, San Juan area.

ASP Jackman refused to confirm.

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