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Braybuddy
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Dublin Airport Evacuated

Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:58 pm

News coming in of someone claiming to have a bomb at Dublin airport and it has been evacuated.

Seemingly they walked into the baggage hall and said they had a bomb.

No other news yet, apart from traffic around the aiport being chaotic.

[Edited 2006-07-04 15:06:49]
 
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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:33 pm

Latest reports say a person walked into the terminal at 13:50 with a bag and claimed to have a bomb in it. He has been arrested and the army bomb squad are on their way to deal with the bag.

The terminal was immediately evacuated and no flights are landing or departing.

The car parks are closed, apart from the long term parks just outside the airport.
 
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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:35 pm

Airport still accepting all aircraft. ATC still clearing aircraft for takeoff aswell. ATCOs just telling aircraft to "keep the doors closed upon arrival on the stand" as there is a security alert.

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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:46 pm

According to the radio, only four or five flight have departed in the last hour. Presumably they were already cleared for take-off or taxiing to the runway.

[Edited 2006-07-04 15:48:55]
 
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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:56 pm

http://www.breakingnews.ie/2006/07/04/story266208.html

http://www.dublinairport.com/at-airp...est-news/statement_evacuation.html

The Dublin Airport website has got extremely slow in the past few minutes!

[Edited 2006-07-04 16:01:37]
 
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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:01 pm

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 3):
According to the radio, only four or five flight have departed in the last hour. Presumably they were already cleared for take-off or taxiing to the runway.

Incoming aircraft are arriving as per schedule in the main. Must be quite a queue developing for stands. Fingers crossed it turns out to be a hoax.

Apparently some "baluba" (to quote my source who used the well known Dublin expression) ran into the terminal building, placed his bag on top of his head and claimed to have a bomb in it. When arrested, he said he had "friends" with him who were also carrying bombs. Army bomb disposal unit have arrived in the last ten minutes and the culprit has been whisked away by the Guards (presumably to Santry Garda Station to be given a right once over)
 
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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:04 pm

Is this MOL's latest plan to force Aer Rianta into building a new terminal??

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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:08 pm

Quoting ABC9 (Reply 5):
placed his bag on top of his head and claimed to have a bomb in it



Quoting ABC9 (Reply 5):
Army bomb disposal unit have arrived in the last ten minutes

Can we hope that the bag is still on his head when they destroy it?

Would be fun to watch!
 
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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:17 pm

Quoting 7LBAC111 (Reply 6):
Is this MOL's latest plan to force Aer Rianta into building a new terminal??

Surely after everyone had evacuated the terminal, MOL would quickly sneak in from the back door and then take control?  Wink
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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:21 pm

Quoting [email protected] (Reply 8):
MOL would quickly sneak in from the back door and then take control?

If that's what the CEO likes to do then that's the only reason one would ever need to avoid flying FR!
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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:39 pm

Quoting [email protected] (Reply 8):
Surely after everyone had evacuated the terminal, MOL would quickly sneak in from the back door and then take control?

Haha - I think we both know thats it's not as unlikely as it seems.  stirthepot 

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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:41 pm

Update:

Quote:
Man arrested over airport bomb claim
04/07/2006 - 15:08:03

A man was arrested today after walking into Dublin Airport and claiming he was carrying a bomb.

The incident occurred at 1.50pm when the man entered the arrivals hall with a bag and told travellers there was an explosive in it.

An airport spokeswoman said all passengers and staff were evacuated from the terminal building to different locations in the airport grounds.

No one was injured in the incident.

"There was a full evacuation at approximately 13.50 following a declaration by a gentleman in arrivals that he had a bomb in a bag," she said.

"He was subsequently arrested and is now in garda custody."

The spokeswoman said the terminal was completely evacuated, all traffic was prevented from entering the airport grounds and a number of roads were sealed off.

The army bomb disposal unit was also alerted.

No flights were allowed to take off from the airport after the incident. Planes were able to land but passengers were not allowed to disembark.

Airport authorities said they expected normal service to resume after 4pm.

Hundreds of passengers and staff were evacuated from the terminal and it is understood 10 to 20 aircraft were affected by the alert.

http://www.breakingnews.ie/2006/07/04/story266219.html



Quote:
Dublin Airport Statement

The Gardaí have declared that Dublin Airport is safe for operations.

The airport has not yet re-opened and details will be given as soon as possible about a phased re-opening.


From: http://www.dublinairport.com/at-airp...est-news/statement_evacuation.html

[Edited 2006-07-04 16:43:29]
 
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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:52 pm

Because of the alert, Ryanair have cancelled a lot of flights!!

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Disruptions to flights into and out of Dublin Airport - 4th July 2006



Dublin Airport has now re-opened following a security incident this afternoon, the 4th of July 2006. As all passengers and staff had to be evacuated from the terminal builiding during this incident, delays are expected to flights this afternoon and the following flights are now cancelled


FR46 Dublin - Brussels Charleroi
Dep.14:40
Arr. 17:10

FR1124 Dublin - London Gatwick
Dep. 15:05
Arr. 16:25

FR154 Dublin - Leeds Bradford
Dep. 15:25
Arr. 16:20

FR538 Dublin - East Midlands
Dep. 15:25
Arr. 16:25

FR296 Dublin - London Stansted
Dep.15:35
Arr.16:50

FR155 Leeds Bradford - Dublin
Dep.16:45
Arr.17:40

FR537 East Midlands - Dublin
Dep.16:50
Arr.17:45

FR295 London Stansted - Dublin
Dep.17:15
Arr.18:30

FR556 Dublin - Manchester
Dep.18:05
Arr.19:00

FR557 Manchester - Dublin
Dep.19:25
Arr.20:15

ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL


Ryanair will endeavour to accommodate customers booked on the above flights on later scheduled flights this evening.

Alternatively, Customers booked on the above flights can rebook alternative flights, subject to availability, up to and including the 21st July 2006.

Click here to rebook your flights on line (free of charge).

https://www.bookryanair.com/skylights/cgi-bin/skylights.cgi?module=C3&language=EN&mode=CANX

Customers who are booked on any of the above flights, who wish to cancel and claim a full refund on the unused flight(s), can click here http://frd.ie/refweb.asp to apply for full refund on line. Upon receipt and approval of your claim a refund will be processed within 10 working days back to the original form of payment used in your booking.

Ryanair will endeavour to minimise any inconvenience and delays to our customers travelling through Dublin Airport today and whilst this disruption is outside or our control we do sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.


[Edited 2006-07-04 16:53:15]
 
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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:56 pm

RTE:

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Dublin Airport evacuated in bomb scare

04 July 2006 15:09

Dublin Airport has been evacuated following a bomb scare just before 2pm this afternoon.

The Dublin Airport Authority said flights are landing but there is no access to the main terminal building.

A spokeswoman said it is understood a person walked into the arrivals hall and claimed they were carrying a device.

Garda� are at the scene and are advising all airline passengers making their way to the airport that they are unlikely to be able to access the area until further notice.

The Army Bomb disposal team have also been called to the scene.

Flights are not expected to resume before 4pm.
 
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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:59 pm

Can airlines which must cancel flights due to things beyond their control, such as this, receive any form of compensation?
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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:29 am

Whats the History on that Guy.
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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:33 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 15):
Whats the History on that Guy.
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No word on his history yet Mel but his future is looking pretty bleak when Mr. Justice Delap in Swords District Court gets hold of him. A long spell behind iron bars is in store methinks - quite right too.
 
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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:15 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 15):
Whats the History on that Guy.

Seemingly he was in his late 40s, probably Irish, casually dressed in trainers, of slim build with tight hair. He walked into the arrivals area and went behind the escalator, slinging his bag over his shoulder and saying he had a bomb in the bag.

He hadn't: all it contained were clothes and glasses. Witnesses say he looked stressed out.
 
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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:21 am

Quoting [email protected] (Reply 14):
Can airlines which must cancel flights due to things beyond their control, such as this, receive any form of compensation?

From who would they claim the compensation off of?
 
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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:31 am

I bet he was late for a flight and did this to keep his flight from boarding without him...

Just my 2p worth

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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:42 am

Quoting Tangoecho (Reply 19):
I bet he was late for a flight and did this to keep his flight from boarding without him...

Yes, but this happened in the arrivals hall which suggests that he was there to greet someone or had just arrived on a flight.
 
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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:12 am

A witness said just now that he came into the arrivals area and started ranting and raving. He was ignored, then started shouting "Allah akbar, allah akbar", yet he looked Irish. Then he started shouting that he had a bomb in the bag.
 
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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:27 am

Quote:
Airport bomb scare suspect remains in custody
04/07/2006 - 17:47:36

Gardai were tonight questioning a middle-aged man who forced the evacuation of thousands of staff and holidaymakers at Dublin Airport after walking into the terminal claiming he was carrying a bomb.

Up to 20 flights were cancelled or delayed and others waiting to take-off were left parked on the runway for almost an hour as the army bomb disposal unit searched the arrivals lounge.

The scare threw services at the airport into chaos for several hours and also caused massive traffic disruption across the north of the city.

An airport spokeswoman said the man walked into the arrivals lounge at around 1.50pm and began shouting that he had a bomb in a laptop case.

He was challenged by airport police and denied he was carrying the bomb.

The man, believed to be in his 50s, then claimed he had hidden an explosive in the toilets in the arrivals area.

An immediate evacuation of the entire terminal building was ordered and passengers and staff were removed to a number of different locations in the airport grounds.

The security alert lasted for under an hour. The airport spokeswoman said the Army bomb disposal team declared the airport safe at around 3.30pm.

"There was a full evacuation at approximately 1350 following a declaration by a gentleman in arrivals that he had a bomb in a bag," she said.

"He was subsequently arrested and is now in garda custody."

No-one was injured in the incident. It is understood the bomb squad carried out a search of the bag, the toilets and the terminal building.

An x-ray of the bag showed it contained clothes.

Garda� arrested the man and he was taken to nearby Santry garda station for questioning. He is being held under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act and can be questioned for 72 hours.

The spokeswoman said the terminal was completely evacuated, all traffic was prevented from entering the airport grounds and a number of roads were sealed off.

No flights were allowed to take off from the airport for around an hour and a half after the incident. Planes were able to land but passengers were not allowed to disembark.

Garda� declared the airport safe for operations to resume at around 4pm and airport authorities said that services were slowly returning to normal this evening.

It is understood it will take the rest of the day for flight times to return to normal. Ryanair have cancelled a number of flights and Aer Lingus will operate all flights possible.

http://www.breakingnews.ie/2006/07/04/story266249.html

Quote:
Dublin Airport Statement

Dublin Airport was closed today from 1.30 - 3.30 following a security alert as a result of gentlemen claiming he had a bomb in a bag.

Dublin Airport emergency procedures were immediately implemented. The gentleman in question was apprehended by Airport Police and is now in Garda custody.

Dublin Airport Police & Fire Service immediate undertook a full evacuation of the terminal building. Passengers on the Departure Floor were ushered towards the Old Central Terminal Building Car Park, while passengers in Arrivals were sent to a holding area at the back of the multi storey car park. In addition passengers were held in Piers A, B and C as they were sufficiently removed from the area in question.

All passengers evacuated the terminal building in a quiet, calm manner. No passengers were injured during the evacuation process. The Dublin Airport Authority would like to thank passengers for their full co-operation and patience in that regard.

Gardaí took full control of the operation and the Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived just before 3pm.

Just after 3.30pm the Gardaí declared Dublin Airport safe and resumption of services at the airport commenced on a phased basis.

Approximately 9,000 passengers and 50 flights, arrivals and departures, were affected during the two-hour disruption.

While all airlines are endeavouring to get back to normal, most flights are delayed by approx one to one and half hours. Passengers who have concerns regarding their specific flight should contact their individual airline.

The Dublin Airport Authority takes incidents such as this very seriously and regularly tests its emergency services.



Ends

4th July, 2006

http://www.dublinairport.com/at-airp...est-news/statement_evacuation.html

[Edited 2006-07-04 19:30:07]
 
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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:09 am

Here's a video report on the evacuation:

http://dynamic.rte.ie/av/2154454.smil

Note: You must have Real Player to view the report!
 
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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:20 pm

A 48-year-old man was today charged and held in custody:

http://www.rte.ie/news/2006/0705/airport.html
 
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RE: Dublin Airport Evacuated

Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:27 pm

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 17):
Witnesses say he looked stressed out.

He Sure Stressed out the Airport.
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