Thursday, February 18th, 2010
A man allegedly carrying false accreditation slipped through security measures at the 2010 opening ceremonies in Vancouver and got within 12 seating rows of U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden before he was arrested, Olympic policing officials have confirmed.
The man — who police say was not carrying any weapons — was stopped Friday by RCMP before he entered the VIP section containing Biden and others after he was identified as “suspicious,” said Joe Taplin of the Olympic Integrated Security Unit.
He was quickly ushered into a nearby hallway where he tried to run away, but was again apprehended by uniformed police.
“Right now we don’t believe the U.S. vice-president was in danger at any time,” Taplin said.
This article was posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 5:08 am