October 5, 2011
An Oxford University was mistaken for a suicide bomber as he jogged around the city’s streets – wearing a weighted vest.
Armed police stopped the Iranian man after reports of a suicide bomber, only to discover he was a jogger wearing an exercise vest.
The suspect was ordered to stop running, put his hands in the air and drop everything as officers approached him.
The officers carefully took off the heavily padded vest and searched it, looking for explosives and a detonator.Â However, they found the Oxford University PhD student was wearing a training vest loaded with weights for added resistance when running.