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NY Post
New York Post
9 Sep 2023


NextImg:London cops arrest terror suspect Daniel Khalife following intrepid prison escape

Terror suspect Daniel Khalife – an ex-soldier who snuck out of a London prison by strapping himself to the bottom of a van while dressed as a chef — has been captured, authorities said.

Officers apprehended Khalife Saturday, just before 11 a.m. local time, or 6 a.m. in New York, in the Chiswick area of West London, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

“We thank the public and media for their support with info & appeals,” the police said.

Khalife had been working a morning shift in the jail’s kitchens Wednesday and was wearing a cook’s uniform of a white T-shirt and red checkered trousers when he lashed himself with straps to the bottom of a departing food delivery van, police said.

The manhunt quickly alerted Britain’s ports and airports, including London Heathrow — Britain’s busiest airport — where travelers faced delays because of additional security checks over fears Khalife would try to flee.

Terror suspect Daniel Khalife, a former soldier who escaped jail pretending to be a chef, was nabbed by Metropolitan police in London Saturday — ending a four-day manhunt.

Daniel Khalife
Khalife is accused of planting three fake canister bombs at a military base and leaking sensitive information to Iran.
Metropolitan Police/AFP via Getty Images
The chef's outfit Daniel Khalife wore to escape custody
The chef’s outfit Daniel Khalife wore to escape custody, according to authorities.
Metropolitan Police

The Wandsworth prison that Khalife was able to escape from.

The Wandsworth prison that Khalife was able to escape from.
REUTERS

Khalife was able to strap himself to the bottom of a departing food delivery van.

Khalife was able to strap himself to the bottom of a departing food delivery van.
Metropolitan Police

Terror suspect Daniel Khalife
Khalife was caught in the Chiswick area of West London.

Khalife has been accused of planting three fake canister bombs at a military base and leaking sensitive information to Iran.

The soldier was booted from the military in May following his arrest. Khalife has denied any wrongdoing. His trial is set for November.