Skip to comments.AIR SECURITY IN CANADA: Pipe bomb handed back to Canadian passenger by airport guard.
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.
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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 werent notified until four days later.
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How does one “forget about” a pipe bomb?
As long as its marked ‘bomb’ in both English and FRENCH, the Canadians aren’t too concerned...
Hey Canada, here’s “A hint from the world’s most secure airline.”
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