Bomb Suspect Was Flagged For More Screening While Up In Air

Posted by | January 7, 2010 10:36 | Filed under: Top Stories

Bombing suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was flagged as a candidate for further screening while flight 253 was in the air.


Customs and Border Protection officials screen passengers against terrorist watch lists before international flights leave for the U.S., then check names against a different database while the flight is in the air. It was during this second check that officials flagged the alleged bomber.


Say what? How about doing both checks before an airliner takes off?

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