Explosive Packages Found At London Airports And Train Station
Londoners got quite the scare after three small packages were sent to Heathrow Airport, London City Airport, and Waterloo station with devices that “appear capable of igniting an initially small fire when opened,” London’s Metropolitan Police announced.
UK Police officials have launched a terror investigation following the discovery.
“These devices, at this early stage of the investigation, appear capable of igniting an initially small fire when opened,” police said in a statement.
The first package was discovered at Compass Centre, which is the airport’s main offices and was opened by staff, “causing the device to initiate,” Scotland Yard said in a statement. “This resulted in part of the package burning.”
“We’re treating the incidents as a linked series & keeping an open mind regarding motives. Flights at Heathrow & City Airport have not been effected. Train services at Waterloo Station continue to operate. As a precaution, some DLR services were suspended but now fully operational”
Police urge the public to be cautious as these could be linked to numerous other packages that still may be out there. As of now, there is no indication as to where they came from.