Teen Grabs Olympic Torch Screaming 'Allahu Akbar'

Torch bearer Anna Skora manages to hang on
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2012 3:00 PM CDT

Talk about wanting a spot in the Olympic limelight. A teenager ran out on a road in Maidstone, England, today and tried to wrestle away the Olympic torch from its bearer while shouting "Allahu Akbar"—Arabic for "God is Great," reports the Evening Standard. Torch guards managed to drag him off the road, where he was arrested "within seconds," police say. Torch bearer Anna Skora stayed upright through the ordeal and kept smiling during her leg of the relay, the Daily Mail reports. (More 2012 London Olympics stories.)

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