October 30th, 2010
12:36 PM ET

U.K. official: Aircraft was likely target of attack

A suspicious package discovered at the United Kingdom's East Midlands airport contained "viable explosives," and could have brought down an aircraft upon detonation, British Home Secretary Theresa May said Saturday.

The preliminary U.K. investigation indicates that the target may have been an aircraft, May said, but authorities do not believe the perpetrators would have known the location of the device when they detonated it.

May added that there is no indication of any other attack on British soil, and the threat level in the United Kingdom remains unchanged and at severe threat level.

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  1. alex

    this was staged. theintelhub.com

    October 30, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Taco

    oh please

    October 30, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Lisababy

    What a stupid statement

    October 30, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. i rock

    another fool who believes everything on the internet

    October 30, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. phil

    @Iroc. True...we all know if tens of thousands of illegal Mexicans can enter this country with cans of refried beans, there is nothing stopping a few thousand "terrorists" from sneaking in with cans of anthrax. And "they" thought these bonified "credible" terror threats would scare US.

    October 31, 2010 at 7:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. what

    The bomber will get 8yrs like the 15yr old terrorist that killed a usa soldier and planted. Muslim Obama sentenced that terrorist,meanwhile usa kids are covicted as adults and given life.oh,and soldiers commited of shooting iraqs and aghan get life in prison.vote out obama

    October 31, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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