Car on fire crashes into Glasgow airport

Posted by Kendall Harmon

A car on fire has been driven at the main terminal building at Glasgow Airport, police have confirmed.
Eyewitnesses have described a Jeep Cherokee being driven at speed towards the building with flames coming out from underneath.

They have also described seeing two Asian men, one of whom was on fire, who had been in the car.

The airport has been evacuated and all flights suspended following the incident at 1515 BST.

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Posted June 30, 2007 at 11:47 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Kendall Harmon wrote:

Sky News reporting at least 4 people have been arrested.

What a hard time for the U.K.

June 30, 12:03 pm | [comment link]
2. libraryjim wrote:

CNN and MSNBC are also reporting that bystanders/witnesses pulled at least two people out of the burning car, put out the flames on the clothes, and held them until police could arrive to take them into custody.

Jim Elliott

June 30, 12:11 pm | [comment link]
3. Terry Tee wrote:

Anyone wondering about the difference between UK and US cultures might ponder two differences between our countries.  (I write as a Brit.)
1)  The UK police apparently have pix via CCTV camera of the two men who drove one of the bomb cars in London.  In the US the pix would by now have appeared on every TV screen.  Nothing in the UK and indeed not even confirmation that they have the pictures.  So how can the public help identify them, one wonders?
2)  The Scottish police have, using incredibly old-fashioned and ponderous policespeak, said that one of the Glasgow would-be-terrorists was wearing ‘a suspect device’.  OK, presumably this means an explosives belt.  But if so, why not say so?  Why this circumlocution?  Why not speak clearly to keep the public informed?

June 30, 7:37 pm | [comment link]
4. Jeff Thimsen wrote:

“We would like you to assist the police in our investigation.” Translation: “you are a villian and in big trouble”

June 30, 7:59 pm | [comment link]
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