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Explosive devices found at Heathrow, London City Airport, Waterloo station

Police Said Smaller Bags Inside The Mailers Enclosed The Devices That 'appear Capable Of Igniting An Initially Small Fire When Opened.'

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 05 Mar 2019, 11:31:31 PM
A building was evacuated as a precaution after the package was opened. (Representational Image)


Britain's counter-terrorism police has launched a massive investigation after three explosive devices were found received at transport hubs in London. According to reports, three padded mailing bags with what appears to be small explosive devices inside were found at two airports - Heathrow and London City Airport - and Waterloo station. 

Police said smaller bags inside the mailers enclosed the devices that "appear capable of igniting an initially small fire when opened." Officials say the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command "is treating the incidents as a linked series."

One mailer was found near Heathrow Airport. A building was evacuated as a precaution after the package was opened and part of it burned. Officials say the building is not at the airport and flights were not affected. There were no injuries.

Another mailer turned up near City Airport, and the third in the mail room at Waterloo Station. The package at the rail station was not opened. 

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First Published : 05 Mar 2019, 10:44:44 PM