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RDU on Heightened Alert After UK Terror Scares

Posted June 30, 2007 3:24 p.m. EDT
Updated June 30, 2007 7:13 p.m. EDT

— Raleigh-Durham International Airport was operating under a code Orange threat level Saturday afternoon in response to a suspected terrorist incident in Glasgow, Scotland.

Passengers, however, should not notice any differences in airport operations as a result of the heightened security, airport spokeswoman Mindy Hamlin said.

Hamlin said there have not been any delays and that any long lines could be attributed to the holiday weekend.

Airports across the U.S. heightened their security in response to a flaming sport utility vehicle crashing into the main terminal of Glasgow Airport Saturday, the White House said.

The United States, however, is not raising its terror alert status, White House spokesman Tony Snow said.

"There is no indication of any specific or credible threat to the United States - no change in the overall security level," he said.

The crash at Glasgow airport comes exactly a week before the second anniversary of the July 7 bombings that killed 52 people and a day after authorities discovered two explosives-packed cars in the heart of London's nightlife district.