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Two Held As Burning Jeep Strikes Airport
Two people have been arrested after a Jeep was driven into the terminal building at Glasgow airport and caught fire.
Witnesses reported hearing a series of loud "bangs" and saw two men - one of whom was on fire - emerge from the vehicle.
The man on fire was knocked down by a member of the public before he was arrested by police.
There are reports of several injuries. The man on fire was taken to Royal Alexandra Hospital in Glasgow. His accomplice is at a police station in the area.
The Cherokee 4x4 smashed into a glass door at Terminal One of the airport, the busiest in Scotland, which has now been closed.
Hundreds of holidaymakers were in the area at the time, and witnesses said some of them removed gas cylinders from the jeep before it caught fire.
But there are reports the occupants - described as Asian males - were trying to pour petrol on the flames. I suppose they might have been members of the Mongolian mafia (all two of them) staking their pitch in the Ice cream war, but I doubt it. I think I have an idea what is meant.
Scott Gleeson said he saw the jeep speed up and swerve towards the terminal at an angle to hit the door.
"They were obviously trying to get through to cause as much damage as possible," he said.
Holidaymaker Stephen Clarkson said he knocked one of the men to the floor before police intervened.
He said: "There was an Asian male. He was lying on the floor and he was on fire, the Jeep was on fire as well. The fellow got up and started fighting with police. I managed to knock the Asian fellow to the ground and four police officers got on top of him." He added: "His whole body was on fire. He was quite a big fellow and was disorientated otherwise I wouldn't have been able to knock him down."
James Edgar told Sky News: "People were running past . . . police and security were scuffling with an Asian gentleman." He added: "There was a lot of anger - if the crowds had got hold of this gentleman it would have been the end of him."
He does not sound what I would call a gentleman. The BBC has some photos here.
Below, the jeep being driven into the terminal.