The Bomber Was Free to Enter the Airport

More details about the Moscow Airport bombing:

The bomber apparently entered the international arrivals terminal from outside, an eyewitness said, advancing to the blue tape where taxi drivers and relatives wait to greet arriving passengers and setting off the explosion at 4:32 p.m. local time. The area is open to the general public, said Yelena Galanova, an airport spokesman, according to the Interfax news service.

Artyom Zhilinkov, who was in that crowd, said he was standing about 10 yards in front of a short, dark-complexioned man with a suitcase -- the bomber, he believes. They were awaiting flights from Italy, Tajikistan and Germany. Mr. Zhilinkov, a taxi driver, spoke to reporters several hours after the blast, wearing a track suit dotted with blood and small ragged holes.