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Police respond to "major incident" in Leicester, England -- live updates [explosion]
CBS News ^ | Feb. 25, 2018 | CBS News

Posted on 02/25/2018 12:52:03 PM PST by Innovative

British police say they are responding to a "major incident" in Leicester, England, following reports of an explosion. Police are advising residents to avoid the area.

"All emergency services are currently dealing with this," police said, adding that Carlisle Street and part of Hinckley Road have been closed.

Officials at the scene said they're conducting a search and rescue operation, BBC News reports. A police spokesperson said six fire engines were responding to the incident.

Leicester is located 177 kilometers, about 110 miles, north of London.

Video footage from the scene showed rubble on the street and smoke and flames still pouring from a building.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: braking; england; explosion; localnews; terrorattack; terrorism
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How terrible. I hope they catch and execute the terrorists.
1 posted on 02/25/2018 12:52:04 PM PST by Innovative
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Proportion of Muslims living in Leicester rises to 20% of population

Muslims? Nah...probably Methodists.

2 posted on 02/25/2018 12:53:18 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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Feral descendants of the Duke of Normandy again.


3 posted on 02/25/2018 12:54:01 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (If the illegal immigration issue were Social Security, it'd be privatized by now.)
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Gas line?


4 posted on 02/25/2018 12:57:11 PM PST by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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It was a Polish bakery. Probably just a gas line or a gas tank.


5 posted on 02/25/2018 12:59:57 PM PST by livius
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That’s what I was wondering.

It looks like some massive pieces of concrete were blown out of the walls.

This was a powerful explosion.


6 posted on 02/25/2018 1:00:03 PM PST by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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Gun Owner accidentally dropped a fag in his gun power ?


7 posted on 02/25/2018 1:01:09 PM PST by butlerweave
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sounds like gas line with that little emergency response


8 posted on 02/25/2018 1:03:22 PM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall" DJTwe hav)
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To: Innovative

I lived in the UK for a few years a while back. At least in the city I lived, there was no gas, only electricity.

Hmmm, of course we all know what we also suspect.


9 posted on 02/25/2018 1:04:26 PM PST by Da Coyote
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Hopefully no AR-15 rifles were used.
If any large buildings are totally demolished, that is a sure sign they were shot with an AR-15.


10 posted on 02/25/2018 1:05:15 PM PST by Blue Jays ( Rock hard ~ Ride free)
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Amateur bomb makers.


11 posted on 02/25/2018 1:05:25 PM PST by mosaicwolf
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Guy Fawkes Day comes early this year?


12 posted on 02/25/2018 1:06:52 PM PST by Sooth2222 (O'Rourke's Circumcision Precept: You can take 10 percent off the top of anything.)
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Quick! Get David Hogg's reaction!
13 posted on 02/25/2018 1:08:58 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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Lets blame it on a WWII Buzz Bomb


14 posted on 02/25/2018 1:10:26 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98)""Assume this is preceded by 'there is somebody somewhere who will say'")
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Related to Q post about London high alert ?

Bomb makers screwed up ?


15 posted on 02/25/2018 1:11:46 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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This year’s Cindy Sheen or Sandra Fluke- a useful idiot!


16 posted on 02/25/2018 1:15:06 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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17 posted on 02/25/2018 1:15:46 PM PST by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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Its the fault of the AR-15 and the NRA.


18 posted on 02/25/2018 1:16:27 PM PST by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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Achmed the Dead Terrorist / Allah Fubar?


19 posted on 02/25/2018 1:16:27 PM PST by nickedknack
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The plot was thwarted so another cell advanced to take its place.


20 posted on 02/25/2018 1:16:53 PM PST by txhurl (The Final Thunderdome: Two Americas enter, One America leaves.)
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