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Man Threatening To Blow Himself Up At LHR  
User currently offlinenoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 9691 times:

Radio reporting a man is in a standoff with police at LHR T5 threatening to blow himself up. Terminal has been evacuated.

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User currently offlineEGLL From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2010, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 9678 times:

From the BBC - www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-12701967


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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2458 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 9657 times:

Sky News reporting he has been arrested!


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User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6265 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 9659 times:

Quoting EGLL (Reply 1):
From the BBC - www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london...01967

Interesting, that article just mentions a suspicious package, not a guy trying to blow himself up. Wonder which one is true?


User currently offlinespacemanuk From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 9626 times:

All seems to he resolved now. T5 open and running again, just another nut nut by the sounds of it.

Tony


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 9482 times:

Quoting noelg (Thread starter):
a man is in a standoff with police at LHR T5 threatening to blow himself up.

I realise the queues can be bad...  



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User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 9412 times:

Quoting spacemanuk (Reply 4):

Will take AGES to get back up and running. Most of the late shift are stuck on buses to get from the staff car park. Most of the early shift were evacuated and walked to the car park.


User currently offlinespacemanuk From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 9380 times:

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 6):

Yes I realise that. I meant that the situation had been resolved, and terminal no longer closed  

They are now saying on radio that there HASN'T been an arrest. Hopefully order will be restored shortly.

Tony


User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 9267 times:

Quoting spacemanuk (Reply 7):
They are now saying on radio that there HASN'T been an arrest. Hopefully order will be restored shortly.

They took someone out in handcuffs as he got walked out by 2 armed policeman though us all before we all got moved on further up the road.


User currently offlinespacemanuk From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 9205 times:

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 8):

Lol   How hard can it he for these guys to get the reports accurate? Even after the situation has been sorted.....


User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2809 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 9167 times:

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 8):
They took someone out in handcuffs as he got walked out by 2 armed policeman though us all before we all got moved on further up the road.

Is that any different from a normal day?


User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2809 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 9117 times:

But it is quite amazing how the initial story broke. It gave visions of a crazy person running in shouting his explosive intentions. Now, it turns out it was a bloody package. It reminds me of the South Park episode where Beaverton is flooded and the journo reported looting, raping and acts of cannibalism. He hadn't seen any of that, he was just reporting it.

User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days ago) and read 8976 times:

Quoting Glom (Reply 10):
Is that any different from a normal day?

First evacuation since the terminal opened, so made it very different lol


User currently offlineSPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2195 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days ago) and read 8875 times:

A Sniper could have solved this cheaply and swiftly, and returning the terminal to normal operations within 45 minutes. It's time to quit messing with these people and permitting their disruptions to daly life.


I don't understand everything I don't know about this.
User currently offlinetomrob17 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days ago) and read 8763 times:

Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 13):
A Sniper could have solved this cheaply and swiftly, and returning the terminal to normal operations within 45 minutes. It's time to quit messing with these people and permitting their disruptions to daly life.

probably not the best idea if the guy is wearing a puffer jacket and a rack of explosives underneath. will be lights out for more than just him. even though this was just a package heathrow certainly did the right thing  



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User currently offlineoutbackair From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days ago) and read 8710 times:
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Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 13):

And after the bullet, it turns out he was not carrying anything dangerous. Not every country sees guns as the answer to every problem.

Quote from the Guardian newspaper:
A man was detained and Heathrow Terminal 5 was partially evacuated after armed police stopped a man in possession of a suspect package. The incident took place in the T5 departures area with passengers arriving for flights barred from entering Britain's largest airport terminal.

The man was detained but not arrested, police said, and was soon released. Sources say he did not resist and dismissed reports he had shouted threats at police.


User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 2 days ago) and read 8695 times:

Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 13):
A Sniper could have solved this cheaply and swiftly, and returning the terminal to normal operations within 45 minutes. It's time to quit messing with these people and permitting their disruptions to daly life.

You have to be kidding me right!! That would have made things 10 times worth


User currently offlinetomrob17 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8643 times:

Quoting outbackair (Reply 15):
And after the bullet, it turns out he was not carrying anything dangerous. Not every country sees guns as the answer to every problem.

Quote from the Guardian newspaper:
A man was detained and Heathrow Terminal 5 was partially evacuated after armed police stopped a man in possession of a suspect package. The incident took place in the T5 departures area with passengers arriving for flights barred from entering Britain's largest airport terminal.

The man was detained but not arrested, police said, and was soon released. Sources say he did not resist and dismissed reports he had shouted threats at police.

precisely! this was handled, it would appear, very well



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21085 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8524 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 5):
I realise the queues can be bad...

That was my first thought too when I opened the thread.   

-Mir



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User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1032 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8259 times:

Quoting noelg (Thread starter):
a man is in a standoff with police at LHR T5 threatening to blow himself up

Obviously a planespotter annoyed at being told to move  



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User currently offlineB777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1208 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6435 times:

Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 13):
A Sniper could have solved this cheaply and swiftly, and returning the terminal to normal operations within 45 minutes. It's time to quit messing with these people and permitting their disruptions to daly life.

Shot first and let your favourite deity sort them out, eh? Thought this sort of mentality was only prevalent in bad Hollywood movies, turns out I was wrong it seems.



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User currently offlineNewark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6324 times:

Quoting hotplane (Reply 19):

I've photographed from the parking garage adjacent to T5 twice now and not been harassed... or sniped... but then that's been over the course of two years.


User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3049 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (3 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

Okay, this appears to be the closing of this story.

Reported in the London Evening Standard on Friday 11 March.
The scare at LHR was caused by a lovers tiff between two gay men.
"Armed officers swooped on a 72yr man at T5 after a 999 call said he had a bomb."
"However a man in his 30's who is believed to be in a Civil Partnership with the older man was arrested in
connection with the scare.He was arrested on suspicion on making a hoax call to police."

Seems that the course of true love never runs smooth.
 

[Edited 2011-03-12 11:18:41]


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User currently offlinecrAAzy From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 732 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2449 times:
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Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 22):


Reported in the London Evening Standard on Friday 11 March.
The scare at LHR was caused by a lovers tiff between two gay men.
"Armed officers swooped on a 72yr man at T5 after a 999 call said he had a bomb."
"However a man in his 30's who is believed to be in a Civil Partnership with the older man was arrested in
connection with the scare.He was arrested on suspicion on making a hoax call to police."

Talk about "drama and baggage" in a relationship      


User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7203 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (3 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2178 times:

Just as well that the snipers were kept at home.

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