Lead analysis in story about terrorism suspects

The lead was very clear and concise in a story by the New York Daily News about suspects arrested in a terrorist plot. From the lead, the reader knows who (six terrorism suspects), what (arrested over an alleged terror plot against the pope), where (London) and when (Friday) the news took place. It summarizes the action by providing the most important features of the story in one sentence.
The lead doesn't give specific information about the suspects, but names the pope because he is a newsworthy individual.
The writer is careful not to make unintentional accusations in the lead by using the word "alleged" to refer to the terror plot.
She doesn't put extra detail in the lead, and includes the specifics about how the suspects were caught and why the pope was in London in the following paragraphs.

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