Nashville Int'l Airport Affected by Terror Plot

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

In the wake of a terrorist plot uncovered by the British, airports across the U.S. have ramped up security.

At Nashville International Airport, spokeswoman Lynne Lowrance says travelers should expect longer lines today because of the additional security.

Passengers are not allowed to carry any liquids or gels aboard airliners. Items such as hair gel, toothpaste and lotion must be in checked baggage. All boarding passengers must remove their shoes for inspection.

Any beverages bought in the boarding areas must be consumed before passengers board.

Lowrance says other tips for travelers are posted on a Transportation Safety Administration Web site.

She says Thursday is one of the busier days for travel and substantial lines are reported this morning at the Nashville terminal. The British arrested 21 people in what they say was a plot to blow up as many as ten airliners departing the U.K. for the U.S.

Britain thwarted a terrorist plot to simultaneously blow up several aircraft heading to from Britain to the U.S. using explosives smuggled in hand luggage.

Blair briefs Bush on terror plot

LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair has briefed President Bush on the alleged terror plot against flights between the U-S and Britain.

Blair's office has issued a public statement in which the British leader praises the cooperation between the two countries.

He says today's news "underlines the threat we face and our determination to counter it."

Blair has been vacationing in the Caribbean, while Bush is vacationing at his Texas ranch.

Meanwhile, police with bomb-sniffing dogs are patrolling London's Victoria Station as officials tightened security at train stations with connections to British airports.

Britain thinks it's arrested the main suspects in an alleged airplane plot

LONDON (AP) -- British authorities think they've arrested the ringleaders of a plot to blow up passenger jets on flights to the U-S.

Britain's Home Secretary John Reid says if the terrorist plan had been carried out, it would have caused death "on an unprecedented scale."

London Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Stephenson says the deaths could have been unprecedented in Britain. But he says it would not have been appropriate to compare them to the U-S losses of nearly three-thousand people on Nine-Eleven.

British authorities have arrested at least 21 alleged plotters, including all the main players, but say they regard it as an "ongoing, complex operation."

One official says Britain's surveillance actions in the case have been unprecedented, involving police in Britain and overseas.

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