Olympics on edge: Russians hunt terror suspect after new threat to Sochi Games

Image: A police officer walks at the Olympic Park in the Adler district of Sochi

Image: A police officer walks at the Olympic Park in the Adler district of Sochi     Alexander Demianchuk / Reuters

Security notice warns hotels in the Russian city to be on the lookout for a woman believed to be a terrorist who may be used for an attack inside the heavily fortified Olympic zone.

SOCHI, Russia — Racing to protect the Winter Olympics from terror, Russian authorities hunted Monday for a woman — disappeared from a volatile region and with a prominent scar on her cheek — they believe may be part of a plot against the games.

A security notice obtained by NBC News alerted hotels in Sochi, where the Olympics begin Feb. 7, to be on the lookout for the woman, identified as Ruzana Ibragimova.

The notice says that Russian security officials have been informed of her possible departure from Dagestan, a Russian republic in the restive Caucasus area, earlier this month, and that she may be used for an attack inside the Olympic zone.

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