Briton Charged With Helping 'Shoe Bomber'
A 24-year-old British man was charged Wednesday with conspiring in an explosives plot with Richard Reid, the al-Qaida “shoe bomber” who tried to blow up a U.S. airliner. Sajid Badat, one of more than 20 people arrested since last week in a series of anti-terrorism raids, was charged with two additional explosives offenses, London’s Metropolitan Police said. London police commissioner Sir John Stevens said Wednesday the force is on a heightened state of terrorist alert. Details of the accusations against Badat were not released, but explosive material was found at his home in Gloucester, southwestern England, where he was arrested Nov. 27. Full Story