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London police capture terror suspect Daniel Khalife after daring prison escape

London’s Metropolitan Police have captured terrorism suspect Daniel Khalife after his escape from a London-area prison, officials said Saturday.

Police officers apprehended Khalife just before 11 a.m. local time in the Chiswick area, and he is currently in police custody, Metropolitan Police said in a statement. 

“We thank the public and media for their support,” officials said.

Khalife, 21, was discharged from the army in May under accusations of obtaining information that might be “directly or indirectly useful to an enemy,” as well as making a bomb hoax by placing three canisters with wires on a desk.

“When you find a prison like Wandsworth, it really needs closing,” Chief Inspector of Prisons Charlie Taylor told Politics Hub on Sky News. “Ultimately, it’s not a suitable prison.” 

“You need jails because you need to service the courts,” he added. “We’ve actually got a crisis at the moment in prisons just in terms of population places … there are only just enough prisons, places available, at the moment for the number of prisoners who are coming in.” 

Chris Pandolfo is a writer for Fox News Digital. Send tips to chris.pandolfo@fox.com and follow him on Twitter @ChrisCPandolfo.

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