UK police cost man with terrorism after arrest at Leeds hospital

LONDON (Reuters) – British police on Thursday stated a 27-year-old man has been charged with terrorism and different offences after he was discovered final week with a suspicious machine within the grounds of a hospital in Leeds, in northern England.

Mohammed Farooq from Leeds was charged with preparation of a terrorist act and possession of an explosive substance and an imitation firearm, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) stated.

Farooq, who was arrested final week, will seem at Westminster Magistrates’ Courtroom on Friday, the CPS added.

Emergency providers had been referred to as final Friday to St James’s Hospital in Leeds after a suspicious package deal was discovered exterior the maternity wing. Some individuals had been evacuated from the world.

“We’re happy that there’s at present no proof of an elevated danger to the general public, inside our communities or the UK hospital property, in reference to this investigation,” James Dunkerley, head of Counter Terrorism Policing North East, stated in a press release.

Dunkerley stated additional enquiries since Farooq’s arrest had confirmed an preliminary evaluation that it was an remoted incident.

(Reporting by Sachin Ravikumar; Modifying by Leslie Adler)

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