January 21st, 2014
11:31 AM ET

Police Warn Sochi Hotels of Terror Suspect as Olympics Near

This morning on 'New Day' - With the Sochi Olympics just 16 days away, security is a growing, global concern.

Russian authorities are searching for more so-called "back widow" terrorists who they fear could target the winter games.

Join us from 6-9am ET where CNN's Phil Black will update on the lastest, live from Volgograd, Russia.


For background on this ongoing story, please read our report from yesterday (Tuesday, 1/21):

New details fueled debate Monday over security at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi: Wanted posters of a terrorism suspect on the loose, warships at the ready and a video threat from beyond the grave.

Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that his country has stepped up security and is prepared to handle any threats.

But some U.S. lawmakers - and at least one Olympic athlete - have said they're worried about the situation.

Hotels warned about terror suspect

Police in Sochi have handed out fliers at area hotels warning of a woman they believe could be a terrorist and who may currently be in the city.

One flier, obtained by CNN, asks workers to be on the lookout for Ruzanna "Salima" Ibragimova, described as the widow of a member of a militant group from the Caucasus region.

The woman, according to the flier, may be involved in organizing "a terrorist act within the 2014 Olympic region."