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STRANGE BAGGAGE HANDLER AT AIRPORT CAUSES PLANE EVAC
PHILLY.com ^ | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010 | n/a

Posted on 10/07/2010 11:00:10 AM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET: "According to police, three baggage handlers were loading luggage on to a flight bound for Bermuda around 10:56 a.m. when two of the handlers noticed a third was not wearing an identification badge.

When questioned about it, the third man took off and has yet to be found by police."

SNIPPET: "Investigating agencies include the Philadelphia Police, the F.B.I. and Homeland Security."

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1070; airlineuniform; airplane; airport; baggage; baggagehandler; bermuda; cargo; flight1070; missingid; noid; pa; pennsylvania; philadelphia; securearea; uniform; usairways

1 posted on 10/07/2010 11:00:15 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Since it’s Philly, I’m guessing it’s one of those dastardly Mennonites.


2 posted on 10/07/2010 11:01:34 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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What is up with Philly?


3 posted on 10/07/2010 11:01:40 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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http://www.wten.com/Global/story.asp?S=13285797

“Plane out of Philadelphia grounded due to security problem”

Posted: Oct 07, 2010 10:32 AM

PHILADELPHIA, P.A. (October 7, 2010) —
SNIPPET: “Reports are saying someone was helping to load the plane with cargo did not have proper identification.

More than 100 passangers were taken off the flight, and authorities had the airplane towed to a remote location at the airport to sweep the plane for any suspicious cargo.

Philadelphia police said the person helping to load the plane was dressed in airline uniform, though the person’s whereabouts were unclear, and it was unclear whether they were loading cargo or passangers.”


4 posted on 10/07/2010 11:02:57 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Just about anyone working at Denver airport is a Somali.


5 posted on 10/07/2010 11:05:28 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpps/entertainment/travel/Philadelphia_International_Airport_Security_Incident_100710_9998636

“Security Scare Stops Flight From Philly
No Hazardous Materials Found During Baggage Search”

Updated: Thursday, 07 Oct 2010, 11:48 AM MDT

PHILADELPHIA -

SNIPPET: “The incident began sometime after 10 a.m. as baggage was being loaded onto US Airways Flight 1070 departing for Bermuda.

Sources told Fox 29 News that two US Airways baggage handlers noticed a third man apparently dressed in an airline uniform was helping to load the plane for its flight. When the employees asked the man for identification, the man ran off, drove away and has not been located.”


6 posted on 10/07/2010 11:06:14 AM PDT by Cindy
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What did the third guy look like? Did he say anything? If so, did he have a foreign accent?


7 posted on 10/07/2010 11:10:29 AM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Godwin1

Unknown (from online reports) at this time.


8 posted on 10/07/2010 11:12:08 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

For some reason, the incident has the feel of a Seinfeld episode, with some convoluted reason Kramer winds up loading the plane until he is discovered and runs away.


9 posted on 10/07/2010 11:12:57 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Frantzie
Just about anyone working at Denver airport is a Somali.

The last time I flew out of Newark, the guy who check my bags and ID at the curbsite check-in had a Mohammed name tag.

10 posted on 10/07/2010 11:15:09 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: jersey117

“Just about anyone working at Denver airport is a Somali.
The last time I flew out of Newark, the guy who check my bags and ID at the curbsite check-in had a Mohammed name tag.”

I guess you haven’t flown through Detroit? Are you in for a surprise.


11 posted on 10/07/2010 11:18:46 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Cindy
SNIPPET: "According to police, three baggage handlers were loading luggage on to a flight bound for Bermuda around 10:56 a.m. when two of the handlers noticed a third was not wearing an identification badge.

No person is "illegal".

He's just an undocumented baggage handler.

"We don't need no stinkin' badges!"

"The system worked!"

"We can absorb a terrorist attack."

"Nothing to see here. Move along!"

12 posted on 10/07/2010 11:19:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: RandallFlagg

Was it Cigar Guy!?!


13 posted on 10/07/2010 11:21:20 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Conservatives want a CHOICE not an echo - No more RINOs!)
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To: Cindy

As long as that baggage handler wasn’t Amish, I think we’re ok.


14 posted on 10/07/2010 11:21:34 AM PDT by quesney
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To: Cindy

What kind of “strange baggage” was he handling?................


15 posted on 10/07/2010 11:22:03 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Cindy

OK, I’m guessing the mystery baggage guy is either:

1. Secret Agent Dan Maes (looking for UN bicycles), or

2. James O’Keefe (looking for ACORN hooker underwear).


16 posted on 10/07/2010 11:22:05 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff!)
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To: Cindy

Most likely a low life thief looking for an opportunity to grab a few things from luggage.


17 posted on 10/07/2010 11:22:52 AM PDT by NavyCanDo (What If Glenn Beck is Wright?)
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To: quesney

Lancaster is so close by - the first thing I thought was Amish


18 posted on 10/07/2010 11:23:03 AM PDT by phi11yguy19
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To: rarestia
Since it’s Philly, I’m guessing it’s one of those dastardly Mennonites.

It was a member of the Cincinnati Reds trying desperately to find where their offense went, since they obviously left it on the plane when they got into Philly.

19 posted on 10/07/2010 11:23:21 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: Cindy
STRANGE BAGGAGE HANDLER
???

20 posted on 10/07/2010 11:26:33 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Frantzie

Dat’s racist!!

Koranimals are decent, koran loving followers of a death cult.

What’s the issue there?

/s


21 posted on 10/07/2010 11:45:20 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: catnipman

It could be “Niki” in disguise. She seems to be unemployed...


22 posted on 10/07/2010 11:48:34 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: Cindy

People on this thread seem to believe they are being very witty by dismissing this, but I would suspect it was a serious threat.

Obama has virtually given the terrorists the green light for another attack (”the US can absorb it,” i.e., we won’t fight back), and they have obviously stepped up their plans.


23 posted on 10/07/2010 11:50:03 AM PDT by livius
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To: Godwin1

Think Amish


24 posted on 10/07/2010 12:05:06 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: jersey117

When last at Newark the pilot (Continental) was riffing how
slow and incompetent the ground crew was in parking the plane and jetway

Let you figure out who works at Newark......


25 posted on 10/07/2010 12:05:48 PM PDT by njslim
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To: a fool in paradise

Nothing to see here. The third baggage handler was simply “acting stupidly.”


26 posted on 10/07/2010 12:09:28 PM PDT by bombthrower
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To: njslim

Riffing? What’s “riffing”???


27 posted on 10/07/2010 12:10:20 PM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: Cindy

I think the union baggage handlers didn’t notice that he didn’t have a badge until AFTER they noticed that he was working too fast.


28 posted on 10/07/2010 12:11:58 PM PDT by Never on my watch (Why does the Left think Muslims are going to behave as Christians?)
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To: livius
People on this thread seem to believe they are being very witty by dismissing this, but I would suspect it was a serious threat.

I agree. And there should be kudos for the other two handlers for being aware and heads-up enough to notice that the other one didn't have credentials. That's the sort of things that can save lives.

That's how plots get foiled. Somebody notices something that's JDLR: Just Don't Look Right... and acts on it. It's something we all need to be doing. It isn't time to let our guard down yet.

29 posted on 10/07/2010 12:24:43 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Ramius
JDLR: Just Don't Look Right...

Good thing to remember. The times that plots have been foiled are always because somebody thought, hey, that's a little wierd.

30 posted on 10/07/2010 12:29:41 PM PDT by livius
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To: Cindy

He probably just was running to go get it. /sarc


31 posted on 10/07/2010 12:31:37 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Cindy

He was also heard yelling “Allah Forgetfulla Badgeola” (Allah made me forget my badge!) while running away...

/sarc


32 posted on 10/07/2010 12:33:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
He was also heard yelling “Allah Forgetfulla Badgeola” (Allah made me forget my badge!) while running away...

I thought that meant "Allah makes them forget all of your bags"

That would explain what always happens to my luggage.

33 posted on 10/07/2010 12:38:58 PM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: Ramius

.................. And there should be kudos for the other two handlers for being aware and heads-up enough to notice that the other one didn’t have credentials.......................

Don’t worry, I’m sure that Big Sis will place her lesbian face on TV and take the credit for her system!


34 posted on 10/07/2010 12:39:53 PM PDT by Noob1999
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To: Cindy

probe...


35 posted on 10/07/2010 12:42:29 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (Our President-A modest man, who has much to be modest about.)
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To: Cindy
Just a tad suspicious. How did he get into the baggage loading area in the first place.
36 posted on 10/07/2010 5:05:00 PM PDT by Oorang (Tyranny thrives where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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To: Oorang

“How did he get into the baggage loading area in the first place.”

Smiling at you...that is the money quote here at our house, too.


37 posted on 10/07/2010 5:19:47 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Oorang

Possibly a small part of the answer if this article is correct:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/sns-ap-us-philadelphia-flight-halted,0,1880325.story

“Baggage handlers report 1 of their own, causing security scare at Philadelphia airport”

PATRICK WALTERS
Associated Press Writer
6:38 p.m. EDT, October 7, 2010

PHILADELPHIA (AP) —

SNIPPET: “By late Thursday, the person had not been identified or located, Klaver said. Officials believe he was authorized to be in that section of the airport, but not at that particular place.

Authorities swept the plane for explosives and found none, Klaver told The Associated Press.”


38 posted on 10/07/2010 5:26:31 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: livius

I’m not dismissing it and that’s why I’ll update this thread until the updates dry up.


39 posted on 10/07/2010 5:27:33 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Ramius

Bump to your post no. 29.


40 posted on 10/07/2010 5:28:37 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Thanks!


41 posted on 10/07/2010 5:53:56 PM PDT by livius
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To: Cindy

....................“By late Thursday, the person had not been identified or located, Klaver said.................................

You can’t pass a red light without a camera looking at you and your plates, but airports have no security cameras???

.............Officials believe he was authorized to be in that section of the airport, but not at that particular place.....................

Total BS! If they can’t identify him, how do they believe that he was authorized to be in the area? And, if he was, why hasn’t he come forward to dispel all the fear, and try to retain his job???


42 posted on 10/07/2010 8:22:01 PM PDT by Noob1999
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To: Noob1999

I understand what you are saying and I will post updates as they become available.


43 posted on 10/07/2010 8:46:03 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy
I would believe that. Someone up thread also speculated that is could be a test to see how far he could get, which is also plausible. We know they are always probing and testing. Someday...
44 posted on 10/08/2010 8:02:43 AM PDT by Oorang (Tyranny thrives where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20101008_Security_breach_delays_plane_at_Philadelphia_International_Airport.html

Posted on Fri, Oct. 8, 2010
“Security breach delays plane at Philadelphia International Airport”

By Sam Wood
Inquirer Staff Writer

SNIPPET: “Passengers aboard a US Airways flight to Bermuda were delayed for more than six hours at Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday when the baggage crew assigned to load the flight found an unidentified worker already at the plane and unwilling to identify himself, according to the FBI.

When the three-man crew assigned to Flight 1070 found the fourth man, whom they did not recognize, and asked him why he was there, he clambered onto a motorized baggage cart and drove away.”

SNIPPET: “A US Airways spokesman said the delay was “due to a security concern” and federal authorities were working with the airline to identify the mysterious baggage handler. The Associated Press reported Thursday night the FBI released a statement saying that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was taking over as lead investigative agency in the probe. The FBI could not be reached for further comment.”


45 posted on 10/08/2010 11:19:16 AM PDT by Cindy
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ON THE INTERNET:

ICE.gov
http://www.ice.gov


46 posted on 10/08/2010 11:25:37 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy
How Amish was he?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

47 posted on 10/08/2010 11:28:04 AM PDT by The Comedian ("Progressive" is a code word for "Pending nitrogen cycle contributor")
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OFF THREAD TOPIC, but interesting.

(No fixed url, but noted on the front page of the TSA):

http://www.tsa.gov

Quote:

TSA Week At A Glance: 09/27/10 Thru 10/03/10

3 artfully concealed prohibited items found at checkpoints
22 firearms found at checkpoints
9 passengers were arrested after investigations of suspicious behavior or fraudulent travel documents


48 posted on 10/08/2010 11:29:37 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy
These guys again?

49 posted on 10/10/2010 8:03:19 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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