Confirmed: Terrorists Arrested for Successfully Probing Airport Security
Gee, I wonder what religion of peace these two are practitioners of:
Two men on ‘dry run for trans-Atlantic terror attack’ caught with ‘mock bomb’ at Amsterdam airport
Two men on a flight from Chicago to Amsterdam have been arrested today on suspicion of planning a terror attack.
Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al Soofi (left) and Hezam al Murisi (right) were found with a mobile phone taped to a medicine bottle, a knife and a box cutter stashed in their in their luggage.
U.S. officials asked Dutch police to detain the men after they arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport with the ‘mock bombs’.
Air marshals were placed on the United Airlines flight after U.S. authorities spotted the ‘suspicious items’ in their luggage.
U.S. Homeland Security spokeswoman Amy Kudwa said once officials found items in luggage associated with two passengers on Sunday night’s flight, they notified the Dutch authorities.
‘The items were not deemed to be dangerous in and of themselves,’ she said.
Security officials questioned Al Soofi as he went through security in Alabama on his way to Chicago but the men have not been charged with anything in the U.S.
He told the Transportation Security Administration authorities he was carrying a lot of cash.
Security officials found $7,000 (£4,500) on him, but he was not breaking any law by carrying that much money.
Officials also found several mobile phones and watches taped together in his checked baggage.
Al Soofi is believed to have a Michigan address, but a neighbour said that he was originally from Yemen.
FBI agents visited the Detroit neighbourhood where several addresses were found for variations of al Soofi’s name.
Al Soofi was supposed to fly from Chicago to Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia, and then on to Amsterdam, the official said.
But when he got to Chicago, he changed his travel plans to take a direct flight from Chicago to Amsterdam.
Al Murisi also changed his travel plans in Chicago to take a direct flight to Amsterdam, raising suspicion among U.S. officials.
The men are likely to appear in court later before a judge, who will decide whether they should be released or remanded into custody pending possible charges of preparing a terrorist attack.Explore posts in the same categories: Terrorists