Tom Cruise pulled into police probe after 'suicide bomber' threatens church

According to police, the caller began singing, “Allahu Akbar, Tom Cruise”


News Desk July 24, 2016
According to police, the caller began singing, “Allahu Akbar, Tom Cruise” PHOTO: REUTERS

Hollywood actor Tom Cruise has been dragged into a police investigation surrounding a 'suicide bomber' who made threats to the Church of Scientology in April.

“A man called the church in April and said he liked doing suicide bombings,” the Los Angeles Police Department said. Police documents obtained by TMZ claim that the caller began saying, “Allahu Akbar, Tom Cruise”. He soon hung up after he finished saying that.

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Investigators said the man, who identified himself as Muslim, asked, “Are there any bombings I can do?” TMZ reported.

The police are still looking for the man but the Mission Impossible star has now been pulled into the investigation. Authorities have also served AT&T with a warrant to try and trace the call.

In 2003, Cruise confessed that Katie Holmes left him to save seven-year-old Suri from Scientology. The admission came after the filing of a $50 million lawsuit accusing Life & Style and In Touch magazines of defaming Cruise by saying he had ‘abandoned’ Suri.

In a 48-page transcript, obtained by Radaronline.com, a of a grueling deposition held in September earlier this year with attorney Elizabeth McNamara, in which Cruise admitted he didn’t see Suri for 110 days following his divorce. When asked whether his wife had tried to ‘protect’ Suri from Scientology, Cruise hit back. “I find that question offensive. I find those statements offensive,” he said. “Like any other relationship, there are many different levels to it. There’s no need to protect Suri from my religion.”

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When asked whether Scientology was one of the reasons Holmes left him, he replied, “Did she say that? That was one of the assertions, yes.” He also admitted however, that Suri is no longer practicing Scientology, according to Daily Mail.

Parts of Cruise’s movies like Far And Away were produced at the Church of Scientology’s main HQ Gold Base in Hemet, 60 miles outside Los Angeles in the desert.

Cruise, who just celebrated his 54th birthday, is currently filming in London with Annabelle Wallis for their new movie The Mummy in London.

This article originally appeared on Daily Mail.

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