Friday, June 29, 2007

You may have seen or heard on the news that police in London found and defused a potential car bomb early this morning near Piccadilly Circus. Yesterday, I stood in Marylebone Station waiting for my sister-in-law Mary, who was my traveling companion for the day, to emerge from the Tube and join me on the 1630 train. At about 1615 (4:15 p.m.), there was still no Mary, when an official suddenly closed the gates to the Tube station and announced that the Bakerloo Line was suspended due to a security alert. A few minutes later, a swarm of police in flak jackets emerged from the Tube. Fortunately, Mary had gotten off the Tube at Regent's Park and had run the rest of the way to Marylebone, and we were able to make the train back to Warwick.

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