Northwest Airlines Flight 253 Alleged Terror Attack Dec 25/09

Veröffentlicht: 26. Dezember 2009 von fareus in News
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Northwest Airlines Flight 253 Alleged Terror Attack Dec 25/09. A Nigerian man believed to be linked to al Qaeda militants was in custody on Saturday after he tried to ignite an explosive device on a U.S. passenger plane as it approached Detroit, U.S. officials said.

The suspect, who suffered extensive burns, was overpowered by passengers and crew on the Christmas Day flight from Amsterdam. The passengers, two of whom suffered minor injuries, disembarked safely from the Delta Air Lines plane.

„We believe this was an attempted act of terrorism,“ a White House official told Reuters.

British police were searching premises in central London on Saturday in connection with the incident. The man was believed to have spent time in Britain as a student and authorities were trying to establish details about his activities in the country, a British counter-terrorism source said.

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