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Air Incident: Flight 253

December 26th, 2009, 04:12 am admin Leave a comment Go to comments

A serious incident reportedly being investigated as a terrorist attack is unfolding at this hour at Detroit Metro Airport. A man apparently tried to detonate a device and some early reports are the incident “could have been catastrophic”.

A Nigerian national, claiming to be acting on behalf of al-Qaeda, is in custody in Detroit after allegedly attempting to light an incendiary device aboard a Northwest Airlines flight after it landed Friday, federal officials said.

The man is tentatively identified as 23 year-old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab of Nigeria on Flight 253 with 278 people aboard. One eye witness reported that fellow passengers and crew helped subdue the suspect. Discussion and updates streaming in on Indiana Democrat’s diary.

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