Again terrorist attacks in London?

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#1

London Tube stations evacuated

Thursday, July 21, 2005 Posted: 1256 GMT (2056 HKT)

An incident was reported on this bus in Hackney, in east London.

LONDON, England (CNN) – Three London Underground stations have been evacuated following reports of incidents of trains.

Emergency service also reported an incident on a bus in Hackney, east London, Scotland Yard told CNN Thursday.

No casualties have yet been reported in any of the incidents and police said they were not treating the evacuations as a “major incident.”

The reports came two weeks to the day since bombs on three Underground trains in London and a double-decker bus killed 56 people including four bombers.

A Scotland Yard spokesperson told CNN that Warren Street, Shepherds Bush and Oval stations had all been evacuated.

London Underground confirmed that services on three lines – Victoria, Northern and Hammermith and City – were suspended following the incidents, according to PA.

Passengers at Warren Street reported seeing smoke but police could not confirm this.

One Underground passenger told Sky TV a traveler’s rucksack had exploded on a train. The report has not been confirmed.

Ivan McCracken told Sky News: "I was in a middle carriage and the train was not far short of Warren Street station when suddenly the door between my carriage and the next one burst open and dozens of people started rushing through. Some were falling, there was mass panic.

"It was difficult to get the story from any of them what had happened but when I got to ground level there was an Italian young man comforting an Italian girl who told me he had seen what had happened.

"He said a man was carrying a rucksack and the rucksack suddenly exploded. It was a minor explosion but enough to blow open the rucksack.

“The man then made an exclamation as if something had gone wrong. At that point everyone rushed from the carriage.”


#2

:frowning:


#3

Police at present say it looks like that the detonators exploded but the bombs failed to go off. This is in 3 tube stations and one bus. So far no casualities.


#4

Copy Cats?


#5

ok Womble…pack your bags…and get out of there…i’ve got room for you now get your bum on a plane and get to me NOW!!


#6

Being single is bliss.


#7

Many thanks SS. Luckly I live far far away from all of this.

Latest reports are saying that they MAY have caught someone running from the tube station after tossing a backpack into the tube car. MAY have I repeat. If so then not suicide bombers or one that decided not to blow himself up.


#8

Bring back hanging :iagree:


#9

:rolleyes:

Mr Bush?


#10

Don’t, not having it is the only thing that makes us better than them.


#11

But it would be a deterant for bad people


#12

Well they say here the last bombs were “professional”, military made or something, and if this was the ignitors that detonated, it does imply that this time there werent “professionals”.


#13

It would be if so many mistakes were not made in court.
Once someone is hanged you cant say sorry made a mistake better luck next time…


#14

The last attacks weren’t military made, but they were well made. The explosives were made in a bathtub in leeds, (possibly by a rather good biochemist but that’s speculation at best). It’s a non military explosive but a fairly powerful one if wikipedia is to be belived.

Looks like the explosive they used for this set of bombs was defective. Still, no one dead and four more nutcases exposed, better than what could have happened.

No need for the death penalty, not as a reaction to this at least.


#15

Sure… deter the suicide bomber by threatening him with hanging if he gets caught. If you hung their radical leaders, it would just make them martyrs and more of a inspiration to the actual bombers. Not to mention it would give them yet another reason to attack us.

Hanging may get out public rage, but it will only perpetuate the violence.


#16

We could first dip them in a large bin with lard. :rolleyes:


#17

Some martyrs they were going to be ?, bloody legged it…!, catch them and then hang them, no flames, just my opion…!


#18

Not flaming. Just trying to say why I think your idea would not work.

Ben :slight_smile:


#19

Link Here
Man shot dead by police on Tube - Friday, 22 July, 2005, 10:54 GMT 11:54 UK

A man has been shot dead by armed officers at Stockwell Tube station, as police hunt four would-be bombers.

Link from BBC.


#20

I tried to type something…
But I really don’t know what to say.
This all gives me a very sad feeling.
Normally I am very optimistic. I always think positive.

But I can’t think of a solution for this…

When I look to my country then a lot has changed the last years.
We never spoke in terms of them and we…

But you all saw how the Netherlands voted for Europe…

The Netherlands isn’t the Netherlands anymore…

All this will feed the one who judges on colour or believe…

:frowning: