TSA Warns Airports About Terror Dry Runs

The Transportation Security Administration warned earlier this week “that terrorists might be testing whether innocent-looking bomb components can be smuggled onto an airplane,” reports the Associated Press, “… although TSA spokeswoman Ellen Howe emphasized there is ‘no credible, specific threat.’ … Citing four incidents since last September at the San Diego, Milwaukee, Houston and Baltimore airports, the agency said screeners had found in checked and carry-on luggage various combinations of ‘wires, switches, pipes or tubes, cell phone components and dense clay-like substances,’ including block cheese.” Two of the four cases appeared to be innocent, and the report of clay in ice packs that were wrapped in duct tape turned out to be false. [View article]

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