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Gatwick terminal closed

Old Feb 13th, 2003, 07:55 AM
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Gatwick terminal closed

Just saw an article on CNN.com. Says that one of Gatwick's terminals has been closed and flights this afternoon cancelled.

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Old Feb 13th, 2003, 08:00 AM
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Itis the North Terminal only...flights are operating out of south terminal
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Old Feb 13th, 2003, 08:50 AM
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According to the BBC a man with a live hand grenade was arrested.
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Old Feb 13th, 2003, 09:00 AM
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The hand grenade hasn't been confirmed - the police are tight lipped and at the moment that story seems to be circulating amingst Gatwick staff. Who knows, may be true. Apparently the terminal has been closed, is swarming with army and police, and planes that are arriving are being held, with their passengers, on the tarmac.

Only one man arrested so far...
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Old Feb 13th, 2003, 09:07 AM
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According to BBC News being broadcast now, a 37 year old Venezuelan flying in from Caracas has been arrested under the anti-terrorism act for carrying a live hand grenade in his luggage. They also say that the government has learnt of a specific threat, possibly this week to coincide with the Muslim festival of Eid, to bring down a plane using an anti-aircraft missile.
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