Trans-Atlantic Bomb Plot Updates: "This Was Intended to Be Mass Murder on an Unimaginable Scale"

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  • Scotland Yard claims to have prevented "untold death and destruction... This was intended to be mass murder on an unimaginable scale."
  • 21 people in custody.
  • At least two fugitives still at large.
  • Liquid chemical explosives planned to be detonated.
  • British Nationals linked to Al Qaeda suspected.
  • Senior U.S. intelligence official to Fox: "They were not yet sitting on an airplane but they were very close to travelling. This was the real deal."
  • Heathrow closed to incoming flights.
  • Baby food and formula only fluids allowed on British flights; must be taste tested. Same restrictions expected in U.S.
  • Only IDs, tickets, cash and credit cards allowed as carry-ons. No electronics.