Thursday, December 08, 2005

ABC News Exclusive: Shoe Bomber Alert Preceded Airport Shooting

(Apparently there were more pressures and concerns with Law Enforcement and Air Marshals that we knew about. This came across my desk this morning. The details are sketchy, Stand by for more information as it is known. Respectfully, Bosun)







Shoe Bomber Alert Preceded Airport Shooting
By BRIAN ROSS and CHRIS ISHAM

Dec. 7, 2005

ABCNews Exclusive: Federal law enforcement sources tell ABC News they had been on the alert for a possible shoe bomber when a federal air marshal opened fire at the Miami International Airport today....a passenger was stopped six days ago at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport...shoes tested positive five times for the explosive substance TATP....after holding him overnight, airport security in New York released him......Now the FBI has put out a nationwide alert. Link to story

Editor's Note: The Bos'un's report has been verified. Friday morning on CBS, it was reported that the incident did indeed occur.

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