(LONDON) — As the clock continues to tick towards the start of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the Olympic torch made its arrival in the host city on Friday, but not without some drama.
After taveling for 63 days as part of a torch relay, the Olympic flame arrived in London and was abseiled into the Tower of London from a helicopter, by a Royal Marine. The BBC reports that the abseiling was done at the fitting time of 20:12.
Hours earlier, in the morning, a 17-year-old boy was arrrested after authorities said he tried to grab the torch as it made its way through the streets of Gravesend.
“I remember the sight of this guy, he jumped to me,” Anna Skora — the torch bearer at the time of the incident — said to BBC South East.
The suspect was not successful in grabbing the torch and was quickly arrested by security.
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