Rep. Michael McCaul: High probability of terror attack at Sochi Olympics
After months of security concerns spurred by regional violence and threats of terrorism, the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia debuted without any serious incident this week. But Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, delivered a stern warning to security officials on Sunday: You’re not out of the woods yet.
McCaul, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, even offered a startling prediction on “Fox News Sunday”: “I think there’s a high degree of probability that something will detonate, something will go off” before the Olympics are over, he said.
“I think any Olympics is going to have a certain risk to it. I think this particular Olympics, I’ve never seen a greater threat, certainly in my lifetime,” he said. “Remember, we’ve already had two suicide bombers that have gone off outside the Olympic village in recent – in December. You had the train station and the bus blown up.”