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Small Explosive Devices Found Near Two London Airports

March 05, 2019 / Airwise

Three small improvised explosive devices were found on Tuesday morning near two of London's airports and at Waterloo train station. The packages had been delivered to The Compass Centre near Heathrow Airport, City Aviation House, close to London City Airport, and the post room at Waterloo Station in central London. The packages were made safe and the incidents are being investigated by Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command.A Met police statement said the A4 size postal bags containing yellow Jiffy bags “have been assessed by specialist officers to be small improvised explosive devices. These devices, at this early stage of the investigation, appear capable of igniting an initially small fire when opened.” The first package was received at The Compass Centre in Hounslow near Heathrow and was reported just before 10am. The envelope was opened by staff at the building, causing the device to ignite, partially burning the package. No one was injured, but the building...