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Five arrests after Glasgow airport attack

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Five arrests after Glasgow airport attack


A fifth person has been arrested by police in the UK investigating a terrorist attack on Glasgow International airport in Scotland. Authorities have spent the day picking up the pieces after a Jeep Cherokee, heavily laden with fuel, crashed into the glass doors of the terminal and exploded. Police have linked the incident to the earlier discovery of two cars packed with explosive material in central London. They did not detonate.

Two people were arrested at the scene in Glasgow. Two more were detained on a motorway in Cheshire in Northern England. A fifth was held in Liverpool. At the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, bomb-squad officers blew up a suspicious vehicle which police say was linked to the airport attack.

One of the arrested men is there with critical burns. Detectives and forensic science teams also raided addresses at Houston, just a few minutes’ drive away from Glasgow International. The latest incidents have prompted the UK authorities to raise the country’s level of alert to critical, meaning the risk of further terrorist attack is imminent.

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