Saturday, December 26, 2009

What will we call this one?

Oh! I know! Let's call him The Firecracker Bomber!

A few passengers applauded the man who was identified as having helped subdue the alleged attacker, Michelle said.

The explosive was at first believed to have been a small firecracker.

One passenger was taken to the University of Michigan Medical Center and remained hospitalized Friday.

Shortly after the plane landed around 11:50 a.m. Detroit time, the Transportation Security Administration said that "out of an abundance of caution," the jet's passengers were put through a special security screening and luggage was re-examined. TSA and FBI officials interviewed passengers as the plane sat at a remote corner of the airport, surrounded by law-enforcement and emergency vehicles.

H/T to Karen De Coster

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, and now the TSA -- combining stupidity and reactivity as only it can -- has decreed that nobody is allowed to move during the last hour of an international flight. (If you have diahrrea from the airplane food, just shit in the airsickness bag, I guess.) AND for that final hour, nobody is allowed to have any blanket, pillow, or personal possession on their lap.

So the message is, is you're planning to set off a firecracker (or condom) bomb as this loon apparently tried to do -- do it BEFORE the last hour of the flight.