“‘Plot to kill the Queen’ foiled,” Yahoo7 News, November 8, 2014 (thanks to Peter):
An alleged plot to kill Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Albert Hall has been foiled by police.
British newspaper The Sun reports four Islamic terror suspects are considered to have been planning a knife attack on the 88 year-ol ahead on Remembrance day on November 11th.
Reports suggest the assassination plot was uncovered during routine surveillance by secret intelligence agency MI5 and that both The Queen and British Prime Minister David Cameron were informed of the potential threat.
Four men aged 19 to 27 years of age were arrested during raids across west London and High Wycombe in the Thames Valley by Heavily-armed counter terrorist police.
It is reported that more addresses linked to the plot were also being searched. Police made no comment about the plot being specifically targetted towards to Queen but did confirm that they had thwarted a planned Islamist attack on British soil.
The Metropolitan Police the arrests and searches were part of “ongoing investigation into Islamist-related terrorism”.
The suspects were all arrested and are being held in custody on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
The 19-year-old, understood to be called Yusuf, was arrested along with a 22-year-old a 25-year-old and a 27-year-old in separate location across London[.]
It is understood police were suspecting a gun attack rather than bomb plot.