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Terror suspects arrested: UK security alert "critical"

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Terror suspects arrested: UK security alert "critical"


British police have made two more arrests in connection with yesterday’s suspected terrorist attack at Glasgow airport and the attempted car bombings in London on Friday. Officers were already linking the incidents as the alert level in Britain was raised to “critical”.

The Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police, Willie Rae, said: “A Jeep Cherokee drove into a front door at the check-in area at Glasgow airport. I can confirm that we believe the incident is linked to the events in London. There are similarities and we can confirm that this is being treated as a terrorist incident.”

Two asian men were already in police custody in Glasgow. One suffered severe burns at the airport and doctors later discovered a suspicious device on him, forcing the partial evacuation of the hospital where he was being treated. No one else was injured in the attack but Glasgow airport was extensively damaged. Hundreds of passengers are still stranded in Glasgow as the airport remains closed. Some travellers were stuck for up to eight hours inside planes on the tarmac.

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