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Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2007 5:26 pm | Updated: 6:38 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

PHOENIX - Security at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was tightened Saturday in the wake of an apparent terror attack at the airport in Glasgow, Scotland. Police patrols and other measures were increased, although airport officials said they were not releasing specifics for security reasons.

Security at airports around the country has been raised, but the Transportation Security Administration has not raised the national terror alert level.

Flights in and out of Sky Harbor were running about on schedule Saturday afternoon, airport spokeswoman Deborah Ostreicher said, including the early evening British Airways flight from London.

Airport officials asked the public to help by reporting any suspicious activity. Any vehicles at the airport are subject to search, but for now no roadblocks have been set up. Phoenix police routinely do spot vehicle searches.

Heightened security is expected to last through the July 4 holiday, Ostreicher said.

The Glasgow attack involved a flaming Jeep Cherokee that was rammed into the main terminal on Saturday, shattering glass doors just yards from passengers at check-in counters. Police said they were considering the attack as linked to two car bombs found in London on Friday and said two men in the Jeep were into custody.

Ostreicher said because of the nature of the Glasgow attack, the public should be especially diligent in following rules banning any stops at terminal curbs except for loading and unloading.

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