Seeking to reach out and ”double tap” this jihadi terrorist before he’s able to inflict even more damage.
Olympics’ most wanted: Terror police fear suspect hunted after Bulgarian bus bomb could be on his way to London 2012
- The man is believed to be carrying a U.S. passport under the name of David Jefferson
- He is a top target for Israeli security agents who fear their athletes will be attacked by Iranian terror squad
- MI5 and Scotland Yard are thought to have raised their threat assessment against the Israeli delegation
- Israel fears a repeat of the 1972 Olympic Games when 11 of its athletes and coaches were murdered
By ANTHONY BOND
PUBLISHED: 09:31 GMT, 22 July 2012 | UPDATED: 23:51 GMT, 22 July 2012
A terrorist believed to have been involved in a horrific suicide bomb attack in Bulgaria last week has emerged as one of the biggest security threats to the Olympics.
The man is thought to be carrying a U.S. passport under the name of David Jefferson and fled following the attack which killed six people last Wednesday in the resort of Burgas.
He has emerged as a top target for Israeli security agents who fear their athletes will be attacked by an Iranian terror squad operating in Europe.
The terrorist, who is suspected of helping the suicide bomber, is thought to have another powerful bomb similar to the one which destroyed the Israeli tourist bus.
Following the Israeli concerns, security has been stepped up around its athletes taking part in the Games.