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LHR T2 Closed Due To "an Incident"

Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:41 pm

Coming through on the wires...

More to follow.

Just seen ten meat wagons and about eight police cars come tearing past - headed that way. Im sure its probably nothing but ill keep you posted.
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
 
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RE: LHR T2 Closed Due To "an Incident"

Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:47 am

From: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6038082.stm

Security alert affects Heathrow

Heathrow Airport has evacuated 2,000 people from terminal two after a suspect package was found.
The British Airport Authority confirmed the package was being investigated and said the bomb squad was at the airport.

Anyone travelling from Heathrow is advised to check with their airline before leaving for the airport.




 
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RE: LHR T2 Closed Due To "an Incident"

Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:53 am

Update:

The British Airport Authority confirmed that the package was cleared by 1700BST on Tuesday after the majority of people were made to leave the building.

The package was found in the check-in area and police are now investigating the incident further.

Anyone travelling from Heathrow is advised to check with their airline before leaving for the airport.

A report that a man had run up to a desk, dropped off a package and then run off is being investigated, police said.

An airport spokesman said disruption to Terminal Two operations should be expected for the rest of the day.
 
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RE: LHR T2 Closed Due To "an Incident"

Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:57 am

Heathrow Evacuated (by Lordg Oct 10 2006 in Civil Aviation)
Still, even in the most arid desert is an airport somewhere ...
 
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RE: LHR T2 Closed Due To "an Incident"

Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:35 am

From www.heathrowairport.com

Terminal 2 disruption - 10 October
A suspect package was identified in Terminal 2's check-in area around 13:00 this afternoon and the terminal was subsequently evacuated in accordance with normal security procedures. After investigation by the police, Terminal 2 was re-opened at approximately 17:00. Whilst the terminal was closed, arriving passengers were disembarked with their luggage at Terminal 1. Passengers travelling from Terminal 2 should expect some disruption for the rest of the day.


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