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Man arrested at Philadelphia Airport after allegedly trying to pass security with homemade bomb
Fox News ^ | March 29, 2012

Posted on 03/29/2012 7:58:59 AM PDT by Zakeet

Edited on 03/29/2012 8:10:46 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A 29-year-old man told authorities he had an “oh, s---“ moment when he realized he was carrying homemade fireworks on board a San Francisco-bound plane early Thursday morning at Philadelphia International Airport, MyFoxPhilly.com reported.

The Dallas, Pa. man was arrested after he allegedly tried to pass through the security gate with what was described by officials as a homemade bomb, the report said.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: airportbomb; airportthreat; bomb; bombthreat; philadelphia; tsa; wot

We finally caught somebody ... and prevented a nut from taking down a big jet ... with a firecracker

1 posted on 03/29/2012 7:59:13 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Diet Coke and Mentos - I hate when that happens ...


2 posted on 03/29/2012 8:04:23 AM PDT by Bill Buckner
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To: Zakeet

Homemade bomb? Hardly. But what did this moron think would happen if he was caught with flammable materials trying to board a plane?


3 posted on 03/29/2012 8:07:46 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Bill Buckner
I've passed through security at PHL four times in the past couple of weeks. TSA didn't exactly inspire confidence. One fellow was the spitting image of Sideshow Bob.

Customs and Immigration personnel, on the other hand, seemed much more professional in behavior and demeanor.

4 posted on 03/29/2012 8:09:16 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Zakeet

...so I figured what were the odds there would be TWO bombs on an airplane?...


5 posted on 03/29/2012 8:16:57 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1164 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: billorites

Customs and Immigration personnel, on the other hand, seemed much more professional in behavior and demeanor.

Wore rubber gloves when fondling you??


6 posted on 03/29/2012 8:29:14 AM PDT by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: Zakeet

A plastic bottle full of explosives removed from fireworks.

I guess I have two questions.

1. How much explosives were in the bottle? Just a few sparklers, or a large jar full of black powder?

2. Is his name Mohammed?


7 posted on 03/29/2012 8:32:32 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Zakeet

I find this story deeply shocking.

There’s a town in Pennsylvania named “Dallas?” Whether that’s in Steeler or Eagle country, that’s just wrong.


8 posted on 03/29/2012 8:35:33 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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Well, if this dude doesn’t get some sort of punishment from the TSA, he can look forward to some from PA. Fireworks are illegal here and you can get in trouble having them (if you are stupid enough to get caught which you really need to work at). This guy is a dope.


9 posted on 03/29/2012 8:38:31 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Our man in washington

George Dallas of Pennsylvania was Vice President under James Polk. Dallas, in both Pennsylvania and Texas, is named after him.


10 posted on 03/29/2012 8:41:30 AM PDT by Publius (Tagline for rent. Reasonable rates.)
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To: Our man in washington
Whether that’s in Steeler or Eagle country, that’s just wrong.

That would be Eagles territory with a healthy dose of Giants and Jets folks.

11 posted on 03/29/2012 8:43:15 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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My guess it was either black powder or some sort of thermite mixture.

The stuff for thermite is pretty simple. And the materials are used in a lot of different places—for example my daughter uses some of them in pottery glazes.

But, mix them together, stick a magnesium tape in them and you have a pretty lethal way to bring down an airplane.

But, they are also used in fireworks.

I think the kid was probably just a dope.


12 posted on 03/29/2012 8:51:11 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Zakeet

Probably an oversized container of shampoo that just LOOKED like a bomb...


13 posted on 03/29/2012 8:55:57 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Lazlo in PA
That would be Eagles territory with an unhealthy dose of Giants and Jets folks.

For somethings, there is no such thing as a healthy dose.

14 posted on 03/29/2012 9:06:34 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("Jihad" is Arabic for "Helter-Skelter", "bin Laden" is Arabic for "Manson".)
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"Wore rubber gloves when fondling you??"

Something beeped when I went through the metal detector at the Madrid airport the other day. I got body searched by a guy who never even looked at me nor missed a beat in his conversation with a co-worker while patting me down.

It's all theater and all a joke.

15 posted on 03/29/2012 10:03:45 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Our man in washington
There’s a town in Pennsylvania named “Dallas?” Whether that’s in Steeler or Eagle country, that’s just wrong.

Drudge headline:
Texas man yells 'Go Cowboys!' before execution

16 posted on 03/29/2012 1:56:34 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Small town next to Wilkes Barre... I have family up there, couldn’t believe it, nothing ever happens in Dallas...


17 posted on 03/29/2012 1:59:23 PM PDT by ropin71 (God Bless our Troops!)
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To: Zakeet

Thanks for posting. Very interesting.


18 posted on 03/29/2012 2:39:18 PM PDT by PGalt
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