Also, more on how phone records led to the Glasgow/London suspects.
“2 more men arrested in Glasgow probe,” by Rob Harris for the Associated Press:
GLASGOW, Scotland – Police said Monday they had arrested two more men as
suspects in the car bomb attack on Glasgow airport as details emerged that authorities had
been close on the trail of the suspects, one of whom may have been a local doctor.
Rental agent Daniel Gardiner, whose company leased a Glasgow-area home searched by police, said authorities contacted his firm just ahead of Saturday’s airport attack.
Strathclyde police said two men, ages 25 and 28, had been detained under the
Prevention of Terrorism Act, correcting an earlier report one suspect was 20 years old.
“This continues to be a fast-moving investigation and I am grateful to the public for their perseverance and support during these difficult times,” Assistant Chief Constable John Malcolm said.
Police have arrested five other suspects while conducting raids across a country on its highest level of alert and are searching for others. None of them have been identified, but British officials have said they are hunting for what they called an al-Qaida-linked network behind the three attempted terrorist attacks.
Security in London was highly visible Monday morning, with long lines of cars forming behind police checkpoints on the London Bridge. Concrete car-blockers were in place
protecting the Wimbledon tennis tournament.
Gardiner, an official at the Let-It house rental agency in Glasgow, said police contacted his company on Saturday afternoon, just minutes before the airport attacks.
“A card was put through one of my colleague’s door, asking if we would contact them,” he said. The colleague found the note at 3:05 p.m, 10 minutes before the airport attack, Gardiner said.
“A couple of hours later, they (police) came back to us with a name, and we were able to trace their records,” he said. “The police wanted to know why we had dialed a certain phone number. They had the phone records from the situation down in London.”