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Teen Who Plotted Bombing Elton John Concert Sentenced to Life in Prison

A 19-year-old who plotted to bomb an Elton John show in London’s Hyde Park in 2016 has been sentenced to life in prison.

Per U.K.’s The Independent, Haroon Ali Syed planned on using a nail bomb during John’s September 11th show.  The attack was tipped off by authorities when Syed attempted to obtain various weapons online and unbeknownst to him was communicating with an undercover officer at that time.  Syed’s devices also contained “numerous internet searches for Isis propaganda, bomb-making guides and what appeared to be articles justifying the killing of women and children.”

Syed will serve a minimum of 15 years before even being considered for parole.


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)