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LaGuardia Terrorism 1975

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Submitted by Lindsay B. (United States), Nov 28, 2004 at 00:45

I do remember this attack because I was there. I had just arrived from Miami and no one was at the gate to meet any of us passengers. We strolled towards the front of the building a bit dazed and saw with horror, people screaming, amubulances and sirens coming in and brutal injuries all over the bottom level. We were looking over the balcony. All traffic coming in was halted and no one had a way to get back to their towns. A man stood on a box near the front door and said he was from the airport and that there could be another bomb. He said everyone should evacuate. We all started running but did not know which direction to run. I was next to an older woman who was frantic and confused. I grabbed her hand and we ran out a door and ended up on the runway. We waited there for about 15 minutes alone.

Nothing happened- no one else came out so we walked around the outside of the building to front parking lot. At this point there were so many flashing emergency lights we figured we should just do whatever we could to get out of there... without our luggage. We walked through the lot asking people what direction they were headed. She found a ride and so did I- all the way to Hackensack, NY.

I never heard who did it. I thought it was the Libyan Liberation Army. Over the years not much was written about it and I sometimes wondered if I had dreamed it. It was December 29, 1975.
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