Quite baffled by it all. Woman see's someone blowing smoke into a bag, goes into a panic and phones the police. Traffic gets stopped, armed police turn up and escort every one off the bus, every thing and every held up for a few hours. And the bomb disposal team were there, ambulances, fire engines all showed up.
Over reaction by the police or a measured response to what could have been a potential terrorist incident?
Personally I get the feeling from the opinions people are spouting that the police et al are damned if they do and damned if they dont. If that had been a real incident and they had just told the woman "Don't worry madam, even terrorists won't travel by megabus ha ha" or not turned up then imagine the hue and cry. Yet because it wasnt you have the huge outrage of "what if there was someone needing that ambulance/fire engine, imagine the colateral deaths, the police over reacted".