Archives for July 2007

Two doctors held over bomb attacks | the Daily Mail


Two doctors held over bomb attacks | the Daily Mail
Two doctors were among five people being held as terror suspects last night after the bomb plots in London and Glasgow.

One was one of two men who tried to drive a blazing Jeep packed with petrol, gas canisters and nails into Glasgow Airport on Saturday.

Read the article, see the photos. How would a physician, one sworn to defend and protect life, come to this? I don’t want to know.

From my cursory glance, the surviving individual (from all accounts not worthy of being addressed as a physician) has third degree burns on at least 70% of the body. (In one picture he’s wearing clothing that covers the back of the torso, so it’s possibly less or un-burned). Still horribly disfiguring injuries, and hard to survive.

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He’s baaaack.  And with a spiffy new photo.

About time.

Things that make EMS and ED worry

Bizarre event in a world already on edge from terrorist attempts:

More suspects held in UK terror attacks –
LONDON, England (CNN) — Two people were arrested in Cheshire, England, in connection with terrorist incidents in England and Scotland, bringing the total number of people in custody to four, Scotland Yard said early Sunday.

On Saturday, a sport utility vehicle was driven into an entrance at Scotland’s Glasgow International Airport and burst into flames. On Friday, two explosives-laden cars were discovered at two locations in London.

Two men were immediately arrested at the airport. One was hospitalized with severe burns; early reports that he had died were erroneous.

A third suspect is believed to have died in the Jeep Cherokee that crashed at the airport terminal’s main entrance about 3:15 p.m. (10:15 a.m. ET). …

That ‘s bad, but not the part that has me worried. It’s this bit:

William Rae, chief constable of the Strathclyde Police, said part of the Royal Alexandria Hospital in Glasgow was evacuated after a suspicious device was found on the injured suspect. The device was safely taken away and is being examined, Rae said.

That’s not something I’ve ever trained for. I (and you, if you’re in this business) need to at least consider what we’re going to do when and if this happens.