Car Crash Blast in Scotland – 2 Asians Arrested
GLASGOW AIRPORT VIDEO…
The airport worker has a slight Scottish accent…
I’m thinking he meant “shootin’ flames” when he said “sh*ttin’ flames”(?)
The travelers shouted, “Let him burn!” as one of the flaming terrorists tried to flee from the scene of the blast.
Flames rise from a jeep after an incident at Glasgow airport , Glasgow, Scotland Saturday June 30, 2007. Two men tried to ram a jeep with flames pouring from it into the main terminal of Glasgow airport Saturday, crashing into the glass doors at the entrance and sparking a fire, witnesses said. Police said two people were arrested. The green SUV barreled toward the building at full speed before crashing into security barriers. Witnesses said two men fled the SUV, one of them engulfed in flames. Two men were arrested, Strathclyde Police spokeswoman Lisa O’Neil said. (AP Photo/ Alistair Robertson)
A car blasted through security and rammed the Glasgow Airport before bursting into flames today.
Two Asian men were arrested.
The AP reported:
Detectives hunted Saturday for suspects who abandoned two explosives-packed cars in the heart of London’s nightlife district, reviewing closed circuit television footage and scouring the vehicles for clues.
Amid fears of further attacks, a burning sport utility vehicle crashed at full speed into the terminal building at Glasgow airport in Scotland, police and witnesses said.
The airport was evacuated and all flights suspended. TV footage showed flames and black smoke rising from a vehicle in front of the building.
“The Jeep is completely on fire and it exploded not long after. It exploded at the entrance to the terminal,” witness Stephen Clarkson told the British Broadcasting Corp. “It may have been an explosion of petrol in the tank because it was not a massive explosion.”
Earlier Saturday, counterterrorism officers at Scotland Yard briefed Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and the British leader later chaired a meeting of top spies, police and senior officials in COBRA, the government’s emergency committee, his office said.
Detectives said they were keeping an open mind about the suspects in the London case, but terrorism experts said the signs pointed to a cell linked to or inspired by al-Qaida. Police would not comment on an ABC News report saying police had a “crystal clear” picture of one suspect from CCTV footage.
Police said they were strengthening patrols in the city to reassure the public, with 350 officers on duty at the annual Gay Pride parade through central London, not far from where two Mercedes loaded with gasoline, gas canisters and nails were found Friday.
HotAir has several updates.
Today is a very busy travel day in Great Britain as children are out for vacation.
Passengers and airport staff leave Glasgow airport in Scotland. A blazing Cherokee jeep smashed into the main terminal building at Scotland’s Glasgow Airport on Saturday, police said, a day after two car bombings were foiled in central London.(AFP/Kieran Dodds)
The airport travelers knocked the suspects to the ground as they tried to flee the burning jeep.
The Daily Mail reported:
One eyewitness, who knocked the terrorist suspect over with his forearm said: “The man was wrestling with police on the ground.
“I had seen him and the other man get out of the car. The flames were burning through his clothes. Police were telling everybody to get back.
“Some people who were close by shouted “let him burn”. I saw the holidaymaker who had tackled him with blood streaming from his face and I myself had knocked into him with my forearm.”
The pair were held down before police led them away.
Pajamas Media has a roundup on the blast and reports that three were arrested.
Dan Riehl notes that the burning man look very composed as he was led away by police.
The Jawa Report– “Pakistani Christians?”
Jammie Wearing Fool as an amazing shot.
Don Surber reports that the Queen did her part.
Jules Crittenden is updating his Londonistan roundup.