Feds warn of possible explosives threat in toothpaste on flights to Russia

The Detroit Free Press Updated: February 5, 2014 at 4:42 pm • Published: February 5, 2014 0
photo - Toothpaste tubes are the latest suspected method of smuggling explosives onto airplanes. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
Toothpaste tubes are the latest suspected method of smuggling explosives onto airplanes. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department is warning airlines flying to Russia that terrorists may try to smuggle explosives on board hidden in toothpaste tubes.

The threat is to airlines that have direct flights to Russia, including some that originate in the United States, says a law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss details of the warning.

The department said in a statement that the U.S. “isn’t aware of a specific threat to the homeland at this time.”

Read more at freep.com

Comment Policy
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
APR
20
APR
21
APR
22
APR
23
APR
24
APR
25
APR
26
APR
27
APR
28
APR
29
APR
30
MAY
1
MAY
2
MAY
3
Advertisement

Latest Obits view all

Powered by Legacy.com ©