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AIR SECURITY IN CANADA: Pipe bomb handed back to Canadian passenger by airport guard.
CBC ^ | 1/16/14 | Staff

Posted on 01/16/2014 6:12:56 AM PST by golux

A Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) guard who seized a pipe bomb from a man at Edmonton International Airport tried to give it back to him, CBC News has learned.

Skylar Vincent Murphy, 18, of Spruce Grove, Alta., was allowed to get on a flight at Edmonton International Airport on Sept. 20 after he was caught with a pipe bomb by security.

According to details that came out in court, the CATSA guard was caught on video pushing the device back to Murphy. Reportedly, Murphy was told “You can keep it.”

Weapons seized at airports, 2007-12

Murphy insisted the guard take it. He was then allowed to clear security and board a plane to Mexico where he was travelling with his family on a weeklong vacation.

The device was in a camera bag, which Murphy says he placed there in February 2013 when he and and a friend made two pipe bombs.

They blew up one in a field. Murphy said he left the other one in his bag and forgot about it.

The device was about 15 centimetres long and five centimetres in diameter with screws at both sides. A three-metre-long fuse ran through the device, which was filled with gunpowder.

RCMP weren’t notified until four days later.

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So... The latest on this story is that everyone is embarrassed and nobody's talking to the press. Nice to know Canada's "Thousands Standing Around" are sending bombs over U.S. Airspace...
1 posted on 01/16/2014 6:12:56 AM PST by golux
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To: golux

How does one “forget about” a pipe bomb?


2 posted on 01/16/2014 6:14:34 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: golux

As long as its marked ‘bomb’ in both English and FRENCH, the Canadians aren’t too concerned...


3 posted on 01/16/2014 6:25:23 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: P.O.E.

Marijuana


4 posted on 01/16/2014 6:25:27 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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5 posted on 01/16/2014 6:28:36 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Hey Canada, here’s “A hint from the world’s most secure airline.”

http://www.wnd.com/2010/01/120838/


6 posted on 01/16/2014 6:28:56 AM PST by golux
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To: P-Marlowe

Just as long as one doesn’t get one’s pipe bombs confused with pipe bongs when it’s time to light up, I suppose it’s ok. /s


7 posted on 01/16/2014 6:34:17 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: golux
This is what one gets if he puts his trust in the bureaucracy!!!
8 posted on 01/16/2014 8:46:52 AM PST by ontap
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