Multiple parcel bombs in London; terrorism investigation underway

Suspicious packaged which were later confirmed by the Police as parcel bombs, were found at Heathrow Airport, London City Airport and Waterloo Station. Counter-terrorism officials are currently investigating the three incidents as linked.

The first of the devices slated to be small improvised explosives capable of igniting small fires was reported just before 10am at The Compass Centre office in Heathrow. 11.40am say reports from the post room at Waterloo Station, while at 12.10pm, Police were called to the Civil Aviation House next to London City airport.

One of the packages, which was opened by office staff at Heathrow, burst into flames according to British media reports, fortunately nobody was injured. The packages were all A4-sized white postal bags containing yellow jiffy bags.

Despite evacuations following the three separate reports, the mentioned transport hubs are currently operating as usual. The Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism Command is reportedly keeping an open mind with motives. So far, there have been no arrests while investigations are underway.

Scotland Yard meanwhile has advised transport hubs all over the UK capital to “be vigilant for an report suspicious packages to the police”.