Olympic officials condemn bottle throwing incident
Sunday, August 5, 2012
LONDON (AP) -- Olympics officials have condemned a man arrested for throwing a plastic bottle on the track before Sunday night's men's 100-meter final.
"The incident had no impact on the competitors or the event," the London organization committee said Monday. "Locog does not tolerate abusive or anti-social behavior and will seek to remove people behaving in this way from its venues."
London police say they have arrested the man, who has not been identified or charged.
The suspect was being held Monday morning at a police station in east London on suspicion of causing a public nuisance.
Scotland Yard said a man was heard shouting abuse and was then seen throwing a bottle immediately before the showpiece event.
Police said no one was injured and the event was not disrupted.