Brand in terror scare

Comic's fake sword sparks alert

Russell Brand sparked a security alert when he tried to jump on to a London Tube brandishing a sword.

The comic was wearing holy robes and carrying a toy sabre when the incident happened, as he was en route to a  fancy-dress party dressed as St Peter.

But when staff at King’s Cross station saw him running with the toy sword under his arm, they panicked and shouted at him to stop.

According to, Brand initially ignored them, and they gave chase. When he finally realised it was him they were shouting at, he stopped and threw his bags down as instructed.

The website says Brand then started arguing with the guards, claiming they over-reacted; but the staff said he was irresponsible for carrying around a replica weapon at such a sensitive time.

Eventually, the guards confiscated his sword and let him continue his journey.


Published: 18 Aug 2006

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