Police chief preparing for World Cup threats
Thursday, November 17, 2011
SAO PAULO (AP) -- The head of the federal police in Sao Paulo says Brazil will have to prepare for a high terror threat during the 2014 World Cup.
It's one of the few times a top security official has addressed such concerns in the South American country.
Brazil hasn't dealt with a major terrorist attack and officially dismisses the existence of terrorists within its borders. However, Roberto Troncon Filho told Brazil's largest newspaper Folha de S. Paulo that the World Cup will present unique safety challenges to local authorities.
He says officials in 2014 will have to prepare "for a scenario in which the risk (of terrorism) will be fairly elevated."