October 16, 2008
Suspected Pipe Bomb Found at Airport
Agents say they detained a man Thursday at MacArthur Airport on Long Island, N.Y., after allegedly finding a suspected pipe bomb in his luggage.
The Southwest Airlines terminal was evacuated for about an hour after Transportation Security Administration agents found "M-80 fireworks and ammunition" and a device with wires in the man's carry-on bag, TSA spokeswoman Lara Uselding told Newsday.The man, whose name was not released, had a ticket for a Southwest Airlines flight to Las Vegas, Uselding said. A bomb squad removed the bag from the airport.
In airports across the country, TSA agents this week have found 24 firearms or incendiary devices carried by passengers, Uselding said.