The set of Game of Thrones was the target of a foiled bomb plot, according to The Belfast Telegraph. The paper reports that the plot took place “several months ago” but was kept secret until exposed recently by the Telegraph‘s sister paper, Sunday Life.
Reportedly, the terrorists conspired to leave a bomb by a catering unit in Paint Hall at Titanic Studios. The motivation for the attempt is understood to be the studios’ hiring of former police officers to work security on Game of Thrones. The security personnel were expected to gather in this particular catering area.
The plot was foiled by an informant who alerted the authorities. Subsequently, security was beefed up at Titanic Studios and a plan was put into place to protect people working at the location.
“Security around the Paint Hall was visibly increased and because of this the dissidents never went ahead with the plan,” says a source to the Belfast Telegraph.
Sunday Life exposed the bomb conspiracy to the public after uncovering security documents with tip-offs from their own sources.
For more details on the plot, visit The Belfast Telegraph.